Newsclip®: [Sports] APNewsBreak: Zika prompts USA Swimming to skip Puerto Rico - Houston Chronicle

"[...] the team had been planning to make a stop in Puerto Rico for several more days of training before traveling on to Rio de Janeiro, where the Olympic swimming competition begins Aug. 6. USA Swimming's decision follows a move by Major League Baseball to shift two regular-season games out of San Juan because of players' concerns about the virus. There are also concerns that it might contribute to the Guillain-Barre syndrome in adults, a condition that leads to rapid muscle weakness caused by the immune system damaging the peripheral nervous system. Brazilian officials insist that precautions will be taken to keep athletes safe and point to the onset of winter in Brazil as being helpful in reducing the mosquito population. According to the (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and other health experts in the field of science and medicine, our athletes would be highly exposed to the Zika virus in Puerto Rico. While no prominent national team members have",

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