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Athletic Trainers See Rise in MRSA Skin Infection

Posted: April 16, 2007

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Athletes may be at increased risk for MRSA infection because it can be spread into cuts and scrapes during contact sports, as well as from shared items such as towels.

"Given that these infections could potentially become serious, it's important for athletic trainers to be aware of the signs and symptoms of MRSA infections and to treat them appropriately, as well as educate athletes about them," Kristin Brinsley-Rainisch, a health scientist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in a prepared statement.

The survey was presented Saturday at the annual scientific session of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America in Baltimore.

HealthDay News, April 14, 2007