Spectators called it ‘awe-inspiring’, athletes described it as ‘infectious’. The thirty-first Olympic Games opening ceremony ended in spectacular fashion with a dazzling outbreak of the Zika virus.
With a mix of speed and agility, the virus erupted throughout the stadium. “It sent shivers down my spine. And a rash all over my body,” one journalist said. “It was simply explosive”.
Millions of mosquitos combined in a beautifully choreographed demonstration, that many described as ‘irresistible’.
The spectacle quickly went viral.