Contact Sports Participants More Likely To Be Colonized With MRSA

Contact Sports Participants More Likely To Be Colonized With MRSA

Contact sports participants – particularly football players – are more than twice as likely as other athletes to be colonized with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).” Researchers arrived at that conclusion after following “a cohort of 357 athletes for two academic years; 224 were involved in contact sports and 153 of them played in non-contact sports.” The study’s lead author “said the findings suggest that efforts to prevent transmission of S. aureus among athletes should be focused on contact sports teams.”

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