MRSA: Protecting Student Athletes
For complete article: "www.mayoclinic.com"
01/24/2011 - By Mayoclinic Staff Writer
(Excerpt from article)
"MRSA — or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus — has been a
problem in hospital and health care settings for decades. More recently,
this highly drug-resistant bacterium has become a problem among
otherwise healthy school-age athletes. Is your child at risk? What can
you do to protect against MRSA infection? James Steckelberg, M.D., an
infectious disease specialist at Mayo Clinic, answers these and other
common questions about MRSA.