Letters Zika and the Olympics

Olympics fans must take Zika precautions before travelling

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i3255 (Published 14 June 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i3255
  1. Ricardo P Igreja, professor of infectious and parasitic diseases
  1. Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rua von Martius 325, Rio de Janeiro/RJ, Brazil
  1. rpigreja{at}cives.ufrj.br

The Olympic Games are a popular but vulnerable global event and thus intrinsically raise the expectations of the international community on all aspects of preparedness, including public health.1 Coombes reports that WHO’s statement advised athletes and visitors travelling to the games in …

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