High School Wrestler Caught An STD From A School Mat

A South Bay senior wrestler, Blake Flovin, contracted a highly contagious strain of herpes during a wrestling tournament at San Jose’s Independence High School.

At first his family thought it was a acne outbreak, but because of its severity, they decided to take him into the doctor. His forehead was covered in red lesions, which turned out to be herpes gladiatorum, also known as mat herpes.

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Make sure to tell your children to always make sure to wipe off the surfaces of the exercise tools that they use, you never know what bacteria is lying around!

Video:CBS Sacramento