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BG Toresdahl and IM Asif
Abstract
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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Paralympic Games, São Paulo, Summer Olympic Games, South America, Brazil, 2016 Summer Olympics, Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro
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