National Institute of Health Funded Study July 5, 2016
The $302,000 study will track 1,000 members of the US Olympics team. Description of the study
Study may report on such things as:
- How many become infected
- How long the infection lasts in urine, semen, etc.
- How many of the infections result in birth defects
- Which types of birth defects: microcephaly, blind, poor muscle tone, etc.
No attempt, of course, at preventing the Zika bites.
The study will just report.
Note: indoor athletes have much lower vitamin D levels than outdoor athletes.
VitaminDWiki hypothesis is that people with lower levels of vitamin D are more likely to become symptomatic if infected with Zika
Prediction - there will be more indoor than outdoor infected athletes
Examples: badmitton, basketball, gymnastics, fencing, handball, judo, table tennis, wrestling,
See also VitaminDWiki
Note: I am guessing that 20% - 30% of the Olympic athletes are now taking vitamin D
- NCAA athletes with low vitamin D do far fewer squats, etc. – April 2016
- Professional soccer players in region with very hot sun – 89 percent low vitamin D – March 2016
Being an athlete of an outdoor sport does not always mean that you play outdoors
- Doctors Say Top Athletes Take Vitamin D And So Should You - CBS News Feb 2016
- Elite Athletes Try a New Training Tactic: More Vitamin D - WSJ Jan 2016
- Outdoor distance runners had great Vitamin D levels (50 ng) – Dec 2015
- The Importance of Vitamin D for Athletes - 2015