Minnesota high school wrestling programs were suspended Tuesday because of a widespread herpes outbreak.
The Minnesota State High School League banned competitions and direct contact between wrestlers in practice until Feb. 6 after 24 cases of herpes gladiatorum were reported by 10 teams. The virus is spread by skin-to-skin contact, and symptoms include lesions on the face, head and neck. ... "I think it's a bold step," he said. "How else are you going to get this thing cleared up? How do I explain to a mom that her kid has herpes forever?"
Well, who here hasn't had to explain to a mom that her kid has herpes because of you?
This was an interesting story, which happended to break while I was at home. It was of particular interest to me since I use to work with the wrestling teams (treating their injuries off the mat; not participating in the match itself). I also worked with Dr. BJ Anderson who was quoted in the ESPN article and who got screen time during the local news. I don't have anything important to say other than it could have been me with the herpes as I was in close contact with all of the wrestlers!