Major League Baseball scrapped a series in Puerto Rico between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Miami Marlins amid concerns over the Zika virus.
The players’ union backed the decision, which was made Friday. Instead, the matches will played in Miami on May 30-31 at Marlins Park.
Local mosquito transmission of the Zika virus infection have been reported in Puerto Rico since the epidemic was first detected in 2015.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed nearly 700 cases of Zika in Puerto Rico, including 65 pregnant women. With a population of 3.5 million people, the territory is by far the most affected area in the United States. Continue reading “Zika . A danger for Baseball”