Mat Herpes Threatens to Ruin Wrestling Tournament

Ever heard of herpes gladiatorum? It’s basically the same as “normal” herpes in that it is also caused by the herpes simplex virus and the symptoms are also similar. You can expect to also get cold sores from it.

It is called herpes gladiatorum or “mat herpes” because it normally afflicts wrestlers due to the constant skin-to-skin contact that they have in their sport. While it is named differently, it is pretty much the same kind of disease as the usual kind of herpes that is spread via sexual contact.

And now this disease has caused some anxiety at Lake-Lehman High school in Pennsylvania and has shut down the varsity wrestling program there.  (more…)



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Herpes Contracted During Circumcision – Newborn Dies

 

Last September, an infant died in a hospital at Brooklyn after being diagnosed of having herpes because of the

Herpes Infant

 

circumcision religious ritual, according to the New York Daily News. Unfortunately, this is not the first case that happened to an infant because there are many infants out there who died after contracting the virus. This can be devastating for a lot of mothers since they have carried those infants in their wombs knowing that they will soon die because of this herpes virus. Some people think that the baby can only acquire the virus if their mothers have the disease. But the truth is it is not the only cause because based on the studies and research of medical practitioners there are other causes why infants develop herpes after they are born. One of the most common causes is the circumcision procedure that is being done to infants by certain rituals nowadays.

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