Study Shows College Athletes Can Carry Superbugs

October 10, 2014 1:44 AM

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Study Shows College Athletes Can Carry Superbugs

A new study suggest that college athletes of contact sports—like football and soccer—are more than twice as likely to carry a superbug known as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureas (MRSA) than college athletes of other sports.

Stud co-author Natalia Jiminez-Truque explains “This study shows that even outside 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.”

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