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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2008 May;29(5):450-3. doi: 10.1086/587971.

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection in a college football team: risk factors outside the locker room and playing field.

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Division of Infectious Diseases, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610-0277, USA. lka1@ufl.edu

Abstract

We investigated a cluster of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections in college football players. Risk factors included a history of recurrent skin infections and contact with the skin lesions of persons outside college. The infections were controlled through treatment of carriers with topical mupirocin, chlorhexidine body washes, and enhancement of personal hygiene practices. Varsity and professional teams need to consider similar preventive measures.

PMID:
18419370
DOI:
10.1086/587971
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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