MRSA link to contact sport players

October 9, 2014 6:34 PM

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People who play contact sports are more than twice as likely as those who play non-contact sports to carry MRSA, research has found.

Even if they do not show signs of infection, those who play football, rugby and other contact sports are more likely to carry methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), putting them at higher risk of infection and increasing the likelihood of spreading the bug.

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