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High Alt Med Biol. 2016 Jun;17(2):70-1. doi: 10.1089/ham.2016.0013. Epub 2016 Apr 15.

Zika Virus Advice for Mountaineers: A UIAA Medcom Consensus Advice Sheet.

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  • 11 Derriton House , Holsworthy, United Kingdom .
  • 22 UIAA Medical Commission , UIAA, Bern, Switzerland .
  • 33 South Essex Travel Clinic , Billericay, Essex, United Kingdom .
  • 44 Durham, Durham, United Kingdom .
  • 55 Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Grenoble , Centre Pluridisciplinaire de Diagnostic PrĂ©natal, Grenoble, France .


Hillebrandt, David, Paul Richards, Andy Clark, and Dominique Jean. Zika virus advice for mountaineers: A UIAA Medcom consensus advice sheet. High Alt Med Biol. 17:70-71, 2016.-With the current media coverage of the spread of Zika virus from Africa and Asia to Central and South America and its possible relationship with fetal abnormalities, UIAA Medcom has produced an advice sheet for mountaineers visiting risk areas.


Zika virus; mountain travel; travel advice

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