AIA Postponing Wrestling Tournaments as a Safety Precaution

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AIA postpones wrestling tournaments due to prevent the spread of unknown skin infections.

The Arizona Interscholastic Association has postponed the AIA Sectional Wrestling Tournaments, originally scheduled for February 8, after receiving reports that some wrestlers had contracted an unknown skin infection. While none of the infections have been reported to be MRSA, the AIA is taking precautionary measures of postponing the tournament as a matter of safety.

Families and wrestlers are encouraged to be vigilant regarding any suspicious skin lesion by consulting their personal physician. The AIA Sports Medicine Advisory Committee recommends that all schools follow the USA wrestling and CDC guidelines regarding infectious diseases. More information on this topic can be found at http://www.aiaonline.org/story/uploads/2011_2012_April_WR_Skin_Form_1323710068.pdf

The AIA will provide additional information as it becomes available.

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