MLB cancels Puerto Rico series over Zika virus concerns

This 2006 photo provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a female Aedes aegypti mosquito in the process of acquiring a blood meal from a human host.

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball has scrapped a series in Puerto Rico between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Miami Marlins amid concerns over the Zika virus.

Major League Baseball and the players’ union made the announcement Friday.

The two games scheduled for San Juan on May 30-31 will instead be played in Miami.

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