Staph at the Gym? Not if You’re Careful
While places like gyms can be an easy and perfect breeding ground for staph such as MRSA, with warm, humid environments, it’s also easy to prevent contracting it. Things to keep in mind? Keeping open sores covered, and making sure the equipment stays clean. Matguard is guaranteed to help you stay carefree about getting anything, as long as you use it regularly. Some gyms don’t listen to updates on increasing staph infections, and don’t change their cleaning practices. Don’t make an easy mistake, stay clean, stay healthy!
Via The New York Times ()
The news has been scary: a virulent strain of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, a staph bacterium usually associated with hospitals and nursing homes, has been surfacing in other settings. In the last month, schools across the country have reported outbreaks, some of them deadly.
The infection can be spread by a shared towel, razor or piece of sports equipment, or through skin-to-skin contact.
This may have fitness enthusiasts wondering if they can contract MRSA at a gym…