Virus activation and immune function during intense training in rugby football players.

@article{Yamauchi2011VirusAA,
  title={Virus activation and immune function during intense training in rugby football players.},
  author={Ryoko Yamauchi and Kazuhiro Shimizu and Fumihiko Kimura and Masao Takemura and Katsuhiko Suzuki and Takao Akama and Ichiro Kono and Takayuki Akimoto},
  journal={International journal of sports medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={32 5},
  pages={393-8}
}
Epidemiological studies suggest that highly trained athletes are more susceptible to upper respiratory tract infections (URTI) compared with the general population. Upper respiratory symptoms (URS) often appear as either primary invasion of pathogenic organisms and/or reactivation of latent viruses such as Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between EBV reactivation and the appearance of URS during intensive training in collegiate rugby football… CONTINUE READING

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