USC 1, Staph Infections 0

I’ve written here before about MRSA, aka antibiotic resistant staph. So makes sense to link to this curious story from the LA Times about the USC football team taking on staph infections and winning. Seems the squad suffered through up to 19 cases of staph infections in 2002 and 2003, resulting in two hospitalizations (and they got away easy). So the team stopped sharing towels (eww) and started using alcohol-based hand sanitizers. It worked; no more cases since 2004.

 (via WSJ Health Blog)

Published by: tgoetz on October 2nd, 2007 | Filed under Infection

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