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Wrestlers Rash

Wrestler's rash is a skin infection spread by skin-to-skin contact of a herpes virus. Symptoms can include painful blisters, fever, sore throat, and headache. Athletes who participate in hand-to-hand sports (wrestling, rugby) are more likely to get infected. Maintaining good hygiene can prevent infection.


Utah Department of Health
Bureau of Epidemiology
Fax: 801-538-9913
288 North 1460 West
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Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-2104

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