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Skin Diseases Shut Down East Wenatchee Wrestling

EAST WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) - The school district in East Wenatchee has canceled all wrestling programs because at least half of the 36 wrestlers at Eastmont High School are infected with four skin diseases.

The Wenatchee World reports Eastmont School District Superintendent Garn Christensen told students and parents Wednesday about the decision. He also says another school reported a wrestler has a skin disease the wrestler may have contracted from an Eastmont student.

The four diseases are herpes simplex 1, impetigo, molluscum and ringworm.

School nurse Kathy Robb says wrestlers can still attend school if infected areas are covered with bandages or clothing. The high school weight room and back gym are closed for cleaning.

The district has also suspended wrestling teams at junior high and middle schools until their facilities are cleaned.

    
      
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