Study: College athletes more likely to carry MRSA

October 9, 2014 8:40 PM

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"Staph is a problematic germ for us -- always has been, always will be," said Dr. Natalia Jimenez-Truque.

Approximately 5 to 10 percent of the general population carries MRSA -- usually in their nose and throats. According to researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 8 to 31 percent of athletes in contact sports were harboring the MRSA bacterial strain at any given time over a two-year study....

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