Sports: The Infectious Hazards.

@article{Minooee2015SportsTI,
  title={Sports: The Infectious Hazards.},
  author={A Minooee and Jeff Wang and Geeta Gupta},
  journal={Microbiology spectrum},
  year={2015},
  volume={3 5}
}
Although the medical complications of sports are usually traumatic in nature, infectious hazards also arise. While blood-borne pathogens such as HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C, cause significant illness, the risk of acquiring these agents during sporting activities is minimal. Skin infections are more commonplace, arising from a variety of microbial agents including bacterial, fungal, and viral pathogens. Sports involving water contact can lead to enteric infections, eye infections, or… 
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AMSSM Position Statement Update: Blood-Borne Pathogens in the Context of Sports Participation.
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This AMSSM position statement update is directed toward health care providers of patients involved in sport and exercise as a general guide to clinical practice based on the current state of evidence, while acknowledging the need for modification as new knowledge becomes available.
AMSSM position statement update: blood-borne pathogens in the context of sports participation
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This document is intended as a general guide to clinical practice based on the current state of the evidence, while acknowledging the need for modification as new knowledge becomes available.
Immunization in elite athletes : recommendations endorsed by scientific associations
1Federazione Medico Sportiva Italiana (F.M.S.I.), Rome, Italy; 2AMS Istituto Medicina dello Sport, Rome, Italy; 3Vaccines Group, Società Italiana di Igiene, Medicina Preventiva e Sanità Pubblica

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