Update on Zika Virus: Considerations for the Traveling Athlete

Academic Article


  • As public health experts work to contain the outbreak of Zika virus in South America and minimize the devastating prenatal complications, the international sports community prepares for the 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Athletes have publicly expressed concern regarding the health risks of competition in Zika-endemic areas.33 Ensuring the safety of the athletes during training and competition is the primary role of the team physician. Special consideration is needed for sports teams preparing for travel to areas affected by Zika virus.
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  • Toresdahl BG; Asif IM
  • Start Page

  • 438
  • End Page

  • 443
  • Volume

  • 8
  • Issue

  • 5