Mexican soccer player off Pan Am team with chickenpox

TORONTO (AP) A player for Mexico's women's soccer team has been pulled from the Pan Am Games team after being diagnosed with chickenpox.

The Mexican Football Federation said Friday that Veronica Charlyn Corral Ang is being replaced by Nancy Guadalupe Antonio Lopez.

Ang started showing symptoms including a fever and lesions Monday and alerted sports authorities. Tests conducted at the athletes' village medical clinic in Toronto confirmed two days later that she had chickenpox.

A spokesman for the games, Teddy Katz, says Ang is in ''self-isolation'' until the contagious period ends Sunday.

He says Ang's teammates are also being assessed but that most have been vaccinated or have already had chickenpox and are not considered susceptible.

Katz says public health officials are helping to manage and monitor the situation.

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