Common Sports Infectious Disease

Yazdan Raji, Derrick M. Knapik, Allison N. Schroeder, James E. Voos

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There is growing concern about the impact of infectious diseases in athletes, especially as they relate to exposures in athletic training facilities. This article reviews common pathogens encountered in athletic training facilities, while offering an evidence-based overview of practical preventative measures that can be implemented to reduce the incidence of infectious diseases in close-contact sports such as American football and wrestling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)351-357
Number of pages7
JournalHSS Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2023


  • athletic training facility
  • contact sports
  • football
  • infectious disease


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