Michigan won't host satellite camp in American Samoa because of Zika virus
Michigan’s international satellite camp tour will not be quite as international as once expected.
Why? Michigan canceled its satellite camp in American Samoa this week because of the possibility of the Zika virus.
The communications director for the Republican Party in American Samoa announced the reasoning for the cancelation on Wednesday:
The Jim Harbaugh American Samoa Gridiron camp that was slated to happen on Thursday has been cancelled due to fears of the Zika Virus. It was announced late last month that Harbaugh and his wife Sarah were expecting a baby. Sources say that their families doctor advised them to skip American Samoa’s football camp as the Zika virus poses significant health risks to pregnant women.
Jim Harbaugh announced last week that his wife was pregnant with his seventh child. Studies are being done to find out whether or not the disease can be transmitted sexually.
Zika has been a major topic of discussion with the Summer Olympics this August. Several athletes are passing on the Games because of the threat of the virus in Rio de Janeiro.
The American Samoa camp was expected to conclude Michigan’s month-long satellite camp tour.