How To: Prevent Staph Infections in Young Sports Athletes

Prevent Staph Infections in Young Sports Athletes

How to Prevent Staph Infections in Young Sports Athletes

More and more, young athletes are developing staph infections. It's a serious topic and every coach or parent should know the basics of staph infections and preventative methods to make sure young athletes stay safe and healthy. Staph infection is MRSA — Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. It's a staph bacteria that, overtime, has developed resistance to antibiotics like penicillins (methicillin, dicloxacillin, nafcillin, oxacillin) and cephalosporins. Learn more about staph infections in this video, how they pertain to youth sports players, and how to prevent staph infections in those kids.

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