Herpes outbreak postpones wrestling tournament

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – Some high school wrestlers will have to wait before competing in this weekend’s state tournament in Huntington due to a herpes outbreak at a regional championship last week.

News outlets report that decided to postpone wrestling among the Class AAA 145-, 152- and 170-pound weight classes for at least 18 days to get past the incubation period of herpes simplex virus type 1.

A common infection caused by personal contact during wrestling, the condition can cause lesions on the head and neck.

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