Rapid spread of zika virus in the americas implications for public health preparedness for mass gatherings at the 2016 brazil olympic games. The 2016 olympic games was plagued before it had even begun. Research based on the previous four summer olympics. The same ovitraps will be used to monitor a potential zika outbreak in tropical regions of peru. Reuters health people visiting brazil for the 2016 olympics wont significantly add to the global spread of zika virus, according to a new analysis. Cdc conducted a risk analysis to predict those countries at risk for zika virus importation exclusively attributable to the games. With less than six months to go before the start of the 2016 rio summer olympics, brazil has become the focal point of the mosquitoborne zika virus. May 18, 2016 cancel the olympic games in brazil because of zika. Fears have led a few athletes to drop out, while two teams have deployed technology to reduce the risk of transmission. On its side, rio 2016 is in regular contact with the brazilian ministry of health and the municipal health department, which. We are also in close communication with the who and the rio 2016 organising committee on this topic. Pdf zika virus and the 2016 olympic games evidencebased. Zika virus makes rio olympics a threat in brazil and.
The emergence of zika virus zikv in the americas has been met with. Team usa reveal fears of zika virus at 2016 olympics in. Zika virus makes rio olympics a threat in brazil and abroad. T he 2016 olympics in rio are around the corner, and doctors and athletes alike are skittish about the zika outbreak, which has pummeled brazil. Zika virus is an infection of the aedes mosquito species. You will be aware of the zika virus and its development in. It is fear of the zika virus, not its true threat, that is causing some people to call for the olympics to be pulled from brazil, says. An outbreak of the zika virus, an infection suspected of leading to babies being born with underdeveloped brains, in brazil this year. Given the zika virus outbreak, the international olympic committee needs to either move the 2016 rio olympic games, postpone them, or cancel them. Projected zika virus importation and subsequent ongoing. While there is a risk, athletes should be more concerned about dengue and other infections.
On its side, rio 2016 is in regular contact with the brazilian ministry of health and the municipal health department, which are the responsible authorities on health issues in brazil and in rio. Many people who contract zika do not know they have it or presume they have a cold as symptoms are nonspecific and seen in many other conditions. Brazil is 1 of almost 60 countries and territories which to date report continuing transmission of zika by mosquitoes. Rapid spread of zika virus in the americas implications for public health preparedness for mass gatherings at the 2016 brazil olympic games author links open overlay panel eskild petersen a mary e. Brazil is experiencing a widespread outbreak of the zika virus. Projected zika virus importation and subsequent ongoing transmission after travel to the 2016 olympic and paralympic games countryspecific assessment, july 2016. Despite widespread concern, the world health organization has confirmed that the 2016 olympics will not affect the spread of the zika virus as much as previously anticipated. Zika virus spread due to the 2016 olympics in brazil. These mosquitoes usually dont bite during the daytime. Grills a, morrison s, nelson b, miniota j, watts a, cetron ms. Find out the latest on zika and the 2016 olympic summer games in this updated timeline. But preparations have been overshadowed by the zika virus in brazil with several athletes voicing their concern for more of the latest news and updates on the rio olympics 2016.
May 27, 2016 zika prompts 150 experts call for rio olympics to be moved or delayed. In a statement, mcilroy said that my health and my familys health comes before everything else. Zika virus and the 2016 olympic games editors reply. Feb 26, 2016 rio olympics to charge teams for mosquito screens to prevent zika virus. Zika outbreak means it is now time to cancel rio olympics. Zika virus adding to long list of brazil olympics woes cbs news. The zika virus might interrupt the 2016 rio olympics aol. In may, some health experts published an open letter calling for the olympics to be postponed or moved. Request pdf on jul 1, 2016, john mcconnell and others published zika virus and the 2016 olympic games editors reply find, read and cite all the research you need on researchgate. Feb 16, 2016 with less than six months to go before the start of the 2016 rio summer olympics, brazil has become the focal point of the mosquitoborne zika virus.
Low risk of international zika virus spread due to the 2016. Aug 16, 2016 low risk of international zika virus spread due to. Sports zika zika virus 2016 olympic games rio 2016 the only concern for any athlete leading up to an olympic games should be how well they will perform on the worlds stage. All of the efforts underway to prevent zika are at risk of being undone if the olympic games. Fear about individual consequences of the infection, such as congenital or neurologic disorders, were common among athletes and other participants of the olympic games and led some persons. Zika virus infection, summer olympic and paralympic games. Athletes and visitors are seeking more information on the risks of zika and ways to prevent infection while.
Wilson b sok touch c brian mccloskey d peter mwaba e matthew bates e osman dar d frank mattes f mike kidd f giuseppe ippolito g esam i. What will the zika virus outbreak mean for olympic athletes bound for the 2016 rio olympics. Zika virus and the olympic and paralympic games rio 2016. Low risk of international zika virus spread due to the 2016 olympics in brazil free joseph a.
From 2007 to 2016, the virus spread eastward, across the pacific ocean to the americas, leading to the 20152016 zika virus epidemic. Zika virus and the olympic and paralympic games rio 2016 cited 2016 dec 26. What you must do to stay safe zika virus fears are growing among athletes and spectators as more than 600,000 people descend on the rio olympics. Zika virus screening among spanish team members after 2016 rio. The health ministry of peru installed more than 20,000 ovitraps during the 2015 dengue outbreak. A worker from a public cleaning company wears a tshirt that reads out zika is pictured before the inauguration ceremony of the common areas and the live site at the 2016. Growing fears as zika virus linked to birth defects the rio 2016 local organizing committee stressed that because the aug. Cdc models risk of zika virus importation resulting from.
May 20, 2016 find out the latest on zika and the 2016 olympic summer games in this updated timeline. Jan 29, 2016 to be very honest, the least of my concerns regarding zika and dengue are the olympics. Low risk of international zika virus spread due to the 2016 olympics in brazil. Zika virus symptoms usually clear up in about a week. May 28, 2016 based on current assessment, cancelling or changing the location of the 2016 olympics will not significantly alter the international spread of zika virus.
But this years event may be witnessing a low turnout due to the outbreak of zika virus which has led to many athletes pulling out of the competition. Zika prompts 150 experts call for rio olympics to be moved or delayed. Rio olympics to charge teams for mosquito screens to prevent. Zika virus screening in the kenyan olympic team attending the. David henrique ferreira, 5 months, who was born with microcephaly, is examined by a doctor on february 1, 2016. We describe the case of a woman aged 27 years whose zika virus infection was identified in may, 2016, at the pointe a pitre university hospital guadeloupe, francean o. Aug 11, 2016 an estimated one or two tourists could get zika during the three weeks of olympic games scientists have also done modeling predictions of the likely number of zika virus cases based on that. The goal of the proj ect is to inform the risk potential. Iterative analytic process for estimating risk for zika virus importation and subsequent ongoing transmission after the 2016 olympic. Zika virus and the 2016 olympic games the lancet infectious. Visitors to the 2016 olympics and paralympics summer games in. Researchers weigh risks of zika spreading at rio olympics. Zika virus makes rio olympics a threat in brazil and abroad, health expert says. Zika virus screening among spanish team members after 2016.
Castro and others published zika virus and the 2016 olympic games evidencebased projections derived from dengue do. Aug 25, 2016 zika still talk of olympic golf may 24, 2016 7. Zika virus is related to the dengue, yellow fever, japanese encephalitis, and west nile viruses. Zika risk during the 2016 olympics, brazil annals of. But this years event may be witnessing a low turnout due to the outbreak of zika virus which has led to many athletes pulling out of the competition an endemic disease.
Why olympic athletes and fans arent likely to catch zika vox. Others, like the world health organization, say the games should go on. Guidelines for us citizens and residents living in areas with zika. Zika is a virus which is part of the flavivirus family. This sentence was changed on 2 june 2016 to reflect the update in the who guidance document, prevention of sexual transmission of zika virus, which was updated on 30 may to the following. Zika virus adding to long list of brazil olympics woes. Pdf seir modelbased estimation of zika infections in 2016. Zika virus screening in the kenyan olympic team attending the 2016 olympic games in brazil article pdf available in open journal of preventive medicine 0806. Unfortunately, brazil is currently in the midst of a zika virus outbreak and the zika infection is more dangerous, and brazils outbreak more extensive than originally thought. Jul 28, 2016 the zika virus causes pregnant mothers infected by the mosquitoborne virus to give birth to babies with abnormally small heads and brain damage, a condition known as microcephaly. What we know so far about the zika virus and what preparations are being made to protect athletes and travelers ahead of the 2016 rio olympics. Pdf zika virus screening in the kenyan olympic team.
Jul 07, 2016 rio 2016 rio olympics zika virus zika 2016 olympics rio canadian olympic committee coc synchronized swimming synchro canada fiona hunter jacqueline simoneau dr. Whereas all countries are at risk for travelassociated exportation of zika virus, cdc estimated chad, djibouti, eritrea, and yemen as having unique risk attributable to their travel for the games. Since the 1950s, it has been known to occur within a narrow equatorial belt from africa to asia. To prevent the onward transmission of zika and adverse pregnancy and fetal outcomes, all returning travellers should practice safer sex, including through the correct and consistent use of. May 12, 2016 zika virus makes rio olympics a threat in brazil and abroad, health expert says. Who public health advice regarding the olympics and zika virus. Petersen e, wilson me, touch s, mccloskey b, mwaba p, bates m, dar o, mattes f, kidd m, ippolito g, azhar ei, zumla a. Zika virus outbreak, united states 2016 recommendations for prevention of sexual transmission of zika virus for men who have travelled or reside in an area with active zika transmission cdc, interim guidelines for prevention of sexual transmission of zika virus and guidelines for women of reproductive age, united states 2016. Pdf to evaluate the risks of holding the olympics this year. Feb 09, 2016 what will the zika virus outbreak mean for olympic athletes bound for the 2016 rio olympics. It is transmitted via the aedes mosquitoes but it may also be transmitted sexually. Jan 24, 2016 growing fears as zika virus linked to birth defects the rio 2016 local organizing committee stressed that because the aug. Waitumbi and others published zika virus screening in the kenyan olympic team attending the 2016 olympic games in brazil find, read and cite all the research you.
To prevent the onward transmission of zika and adverse pregnancy and fetal outcomes, all returning travellers should practice safer sex, including through the correct and. Rory mcilroy has pulled out of the olympic games in rio because of concerns about the zika virus. Rapid spread of zika virus in the americas implications. The letter is technically addressed to the head of the world health.170 1010 1149 1240 1024 42 1040 591 349 103 95 687 980 3 643 1122 527 1383 82 587 644 1290 1341 1138 452 548 1060 1297