Athletes in contact sports more likely to carry MRSA, Study

October 10, 2014 11:18 AM

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Athletes in contact sports more likely to carry MRSA, Study

College athletes who play contact sports such as football and soccer are more likely to carry the superbug methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

“This study shows that even outside of a full scale outbreak, when athletes are healthy and there are no infections, there are still a substantial number of them who are colonized with these potentially harmful bacteria,” Natalia Jimenez-Truque, PhD, MSCI, research instructor, at Vanderbilt Universi...

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