MRSA ‘Staph’ infections twice as likely in football, soccer players

October 10, 2014 7:29 AM

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A new study has found that the college athletes who play contact sports like football and soccer are at higher risk of getting infected or spreading the infection among teammates from the bug called methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or ‘staph’(MRSA).

According to the two-year study, the college atheletes playing contact sports were more than twice as likely as non-contact athletes to carry MRSA infection.

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