Savannah Guthrie, the host of 'Today', won't be attending the Olympics
The "Today" anchor declared her pregnancy on Tuesday and said she won't go to Rio for NBC's scope of the Olympics in light of worries about Zika infection. The anchor with the annual salary of five hundred thousand dollars feels insecure of her upcoming baby's health.
The infection, which is spread by mosquitos, has tormented vast territories of South America and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where the recreations will be held this late spring.
Zika has been connected to extreme birth imperfections and microcephaly - strange mental health that causes a littler than regular head size and scholarly handicaps.
"I'm not going to have the capacity to go to Rio," said the anchor with the net worth of two million dollars. "The specialists say that we shouldn't as a result of the CDC - due to the Zika infection. So I'll miss it."
Both the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control have prompted pregnant ladies to abstain from heading out to regions with Zika if conceivable.
The pregnancy is Guthrie's second. She made the declaration amid the "Today" appear and posted footage of the uncover on Twitter. Guthrie, 44, said the infant is normal in December.
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NBC gave the majority of its workers the alternative to skip Rio.
"The well-being of our colleagues is forever our first need," NBC said in an announcement. "NBCUniversal's medicinal division has instructed all regarding our Olympic workforce to counsel with their own doctors and keeps on giving the most recent data from the CDC and WHO, including essential counteractive action steps. No NBC faculty relegated to work in Rio will be required to travel on the off chance that they trust their own well-being or security is in danger."
Just a modest bunch of the more than 2,000 representatives relegated to Rio has quit, by NBC representative.
Amid a question and answer session on Tuesday, a journalist asked whether the Rio Olympic board of trustees was worried about Guthrie's choice. A representative said individual choices would be regarded yet that the panel was 110% arranged to secure participants at the amusements.