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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-ValeroComments to Author , 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 MuñozComments to Author 
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)

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Demographic and travel-related characteristics of 117 Spanish athletes who attended the Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2016*

Characteristic Results
Sex
M 76 (65.0)
F
41 (35.0)
Age, y, median ± SD
35.54 ± 9.46
Athletes
All athletes 53 (45.3)
Outdoor athletes
35 (66.0)
Spanish nationality
112 (95.7)
Chronic disease 6 (5.1)
Immunosuppression
0
Current pregnancy, own or partner’s
9 (7.7)†
Intention to conceive within the following 6 mo 29 (24.8)
Sex
M 22 (75.9)
F
7 (24.1)
Vaccination and travel advice
Vaccine
Yellow fever 23 (19.6)
Japanese encephalitis 0
Tickborne encephalitis 0
Attendance at a travel clinic 115 (98.3)
Zika advice included
116 (99.2)
>1 Visit to a tropical country
74 (63.3)
Previous diagnosis of dengue
0
During the trip
Length of stay, d, median ± SD 21.35 ± 9.05
Places visited
Rio de Janeiro 103 (88)
Rio de Janeiro, Deodoro, and Barra 7 (6.0)
Rio de Janeiro and Ilha Grande 4 (3.4)
Rio de Janeiro and Paraty 1 (0.85)
Rio de Janeiro and French Polynesia
1 (0.85)
Use of bed nets or air conditioners 61 (52.6)
Use of repellent 111 (94.9)
Risky sexual behavior 2 (1.7)
Recall >1 mosquito bite during stay 56 (47.9)

*All values are no. (%) unless otherwise indicated.
†Male participants’ partners who were pregnant before the Games.

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