The 2016 Summer Olympics scheduled to take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 5 to August 21 has raised concerns to the spread of disease and future health of the general population worldwide, as the mosquito-borne virus Zika sweeps its way over countries and territories in the Americas. Throughout the course of history, diseases have had decisive inﬂuences on the development of mankind. Before the industrial revolution, infectious diseases were deadly, but could only cause damage in a specific area. In the tightly connected world we live in today however, infectious diseases are not only a concern to the local region in which a virus originates, but also a serious threat to human health on a global scale. Related organizations must keep up with the ever changing threats around us.