Staph at the Gym? Not if You’re Careful

With recent outbreaks of MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) infections across the country, many are wondering if they can contract the bacterium at the gym. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials confirm that the infection can be spread through shared sports equipment or through skin-to-skin contact, but say the risk is low. They advise open sores or cuts be kept covered when working out as a precaution. It is also noted that cases of MRSA in gyms would be hard to track because the germ has a long incubation period.


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Maria Radwanski RN MSN CRRN
Health Calls
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Wyomissing, PA 19610
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