College athletes more likely to carry deadly MRSA: Study

October 10, 2014 2:25 PM

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College athletes more likely to carry deadly MRSA: Study

New York: College athletes who play football, soccer and other contact sports are more likely to carry the superbug methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), suggests a study.

Contact sport athletes were more than twice as likely as non-contact athletes to be colonised with MRSA, meaning they carried the bug on their bodies, usually in their noses and throats, the findings showed.

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