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  1. MEGALEF is offline

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    Question re: Hepatitis B and grappling

    Has anyone here ever heard of hepatitis b being transferred by training grappling arts (wrestling, judo, bjj, et c)?

    A person in my team recently came down with the disease. The local authorities are recommending everyone in the team to get vaccinated and are offering it to us for free (I've already scheduled an appointment). But reading about the transferability for hep b on wiki and googling 'hepatitis b wrestling' and coming up pretty much empty handed I'm wondering if anyone here has had any experience with it. If hep b transmittence was an issue within grappling I'd expect y'all american college wrestlers to have some documents on it.
  2. ChenPengFi is online now
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    Here ya go:

    Sweat May Pass On Hepatitis B In Contact Sports

    ScienceDaily (Mar. 2, 2007) — Sweat may be another way to pass on hepatitis B infection during contact sports, suggests research published ahead of print in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0301102707.htm
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    Interesting. Thanks.

    Has anyone had any experience with this in their own teams?
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    That study is somewhat weak to be fair; but if your grappling experiences are like mine where abrasions are common, it would be prudent to assume you are "at risk" of infection and should behave accordingly.

    OSHA factsheet re HepB here: http://www.osha.gov/OshDoc/data_Bloo...s/bbfact05.pdf
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    I've seen hepatitis, I recall not which kind, transmitted via judo. Made two guys sick for a few weeks.
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    Just take the free vacine and sleep sound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChenPengFi View Post
    That study is somewhat weak to be fair; but if your grappling experiences are like mine where abrasions are common, it would be prudent to assume you are "at risk" of infection and should behave accordingly.

    OSHA factsheet re HepB here: http://www.osha.gov/OshDoc/data_Bloo...s/bbfact05.pdf
    I have to go through a three hour bloodborne pathogens refresher class every year. One of the key points is that human skin is a barrier unless it is broken in any way.

    My hands seem to always be skinned up; with my regularly dealing with people in a 'hands-on' manner, I really appreciate my gloves. I also learned that hep-b is more prevalent than HIV. Bottom-line; although I've already had the vaccines, I'd just rather not take the risk.

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