Contact Sports Boost Spread of 'Superbug' Germs, Study Says

October 9, 2014 6:07 PM

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THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- College athletes in contact sports such as football and soccer are more than twice as likely as other college athletes to carry a superbug known as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), new research finds.

"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," said study co-author Natalia Jimenez-Truque, a research instructor with Vander...

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