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[Source: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal, full page: (LINK). Abstract, edited.]

Volume 23, Number 8—August 2017 / Research Letter

Zika Virus Screening among Spanish Team Members After 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Olympic Games

Natalia Rodriguez-Valero, Alberto M. Borobia, Mar Lago, Maria Paz Sánchez-Seco, Fernando de Ory, Ana Vázquez, Jose Luis Pérez-Arellano, Cristina Carranza Rodríguez, Miguel J. Martínez, Alicia Capón, Elias Cañas, Joaquin Salas-Coronas, Arkaitz Azcune Galparsoro, and Jose Muñoz

Author affiliations: IS Global-Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain (N. Rodriguez-Valero, J. Muñoz); Hospital La Paz-Carlos III, Madrid, Spain (A.M. Borobia, M. Lago); Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Madrid, Spain (M.P. Sánchez-Seco, F. de Ory, A. Vázquez); Complejo Hospitalario Universitario Insular Materno Infantil, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain (J.L. Pérez-Arellano, C. Carranza Rodríguez); Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain (M.J. Martínez, A. Capón); Hospitales Universitarios Virgen del Rocío, Sevilla, Spain (E. Cañas); Hospital de Poniente, El Ejido, Spain (J. Salas-Coronas); Hospital Universitario de Donostia, Donostia, Spain (A. Azcune Galparsoro)

 

Abstract

We evaluated the risk for the Spanish Olympic Team acquiring Zika virus in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during 2016. We recruited 117 team members, and all tested negative for Zika virus. Lack of cases in this cohort supports the minimum risk estimates made before the Games.

Keywords: Zika Virus; Brazil; Spain; Mass Gathering Events.

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