Transmission

MRSA can be transmitted by touching contaminated objects and skin-to- skin contact with someone who is colonized with MRSA. MRSA also can be sexually transmitted. MRSA can eneter the body through cuts and abrasions in the skin and some beleive it can enter through the skin alone.

Some contributing factors to acquiring an infection are crowded living conditions and poor hygiene. MRSA loves warm and mosit conditions so the frewuentcy of transmission can be greater in gyms, daycare centers, school fitness centers, lovker rooms and correctional facilities.MRSA can cause skin infections that may look like a spider bite, a pimple, rash or a boil. They may appear res, swollen, painful or have pus or other drainage. It is important to monitor carefully and seek medical attention.Keep skin clean and cover infections to prevent spreading it to others. Do not share personal items such as towels, razors, clothing, etc. At the gym, wipe down equipment and shower right after practice and take home practice cloths and wash immediately.

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