MRSA . . . Coming soon to a locker room near you

Sep 25, 2015 0 Comments in News by

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (staph) is a type of bacteria that is resistant to certain antibiotics. Staph are common bacteria that normally live on the skin. The bacteria also live harmlessly in the nasal passages of roughly 30 percent of the U.S. population. If you have staph on your skin or in your nose, but aren’t sick, you are said to be “colonized” but not infected. Healthy people can be colonized with MRSA and have no ill effects, but they can pass the germ to others.


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