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Monday, January 17, 2005 :::

The Hazards of Athleticism, Vol. 2

Yeah right it was from wrestling. From Foxnews:

Herpes Scare Benches Wrestlers
The Crater High School wrestling team of Central Point, Ore., has been unwittingly taking down its opponents with cases of herpes, reports KOIN-TV of Portland.

Like many things Oregonians don't want, the herpes simplex 1 virus seems to have come from California, specifically from a regional tournament in Fresno.

From there, the Crater Comets brought the herpes back home, spreading it to another team from nearby Grants Pass before members of both teams came down with the nasty cold sores.

...some parents of opposing teams were upset they weren't told about the herpes situation beforehand. "If our kids end up getting herpes for the rest of their lives because of that, there's no excuse for that at all none," said one man, who added that he only learned of the outbreak from another angry parent.

"No, we were just wrestling, mom, I swear."

::: posted by dan at 4:55 PM :: [ link ] :: (6) comments Social Bookmark Button

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Herpes Gladiatorum is a well described phenomenon:
Colorado Doctor.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:14 PM  

As unlikely as this sounds, its true.

Herpes Gladiatorum, like cauliflower ears, is not terribly uncommon amoung wrestlers, along with other skin conditions.Of course, if the lesion is located here the boys were probably up to more than what's covered in the NCWA rulebook.

By Blogger Erik, at 6:37 PM  

Thanks for the graphics, Erik. Could've gone my whole life w/out seeing that. There are some pretty upset cheerleaders in Oregon, I'm guessing.

By Blogger Kiddo78, at 6:45 PM  

Before I looked at Erik's links, I never knew that one is cleared to wrestle if one's herpes sores have dried and crusted over. That's a good nugget of info in case I am ever called in to referee a wrestling match.

By Blogger jen, at 8:43 PM  

Ewww, Erik. Grody. That was even worse than I imagined.

By Blogger dan, at 12:59 AM  

Ok. Never say another word about the "Crater Comets" and Herpes. I am a Crater Wrestler and I would not like this to be spread throughout the whole frickin World. So unless you want this whole Crater thing to blow up I would never post another thing about this again.

By Blogger CraterWrestler, at 10:52 PM  

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