high school athlete

Q. I am concerned about my son, a wrestler, possibly getting a Staph infection from other athletes. How does someone catch it?

A. Staphylococcus Aureus (Staph) is a bacteria commonly carried on the skin or in the nose of healthy people. Methicillin-resistant Staph Aureus or MRSA is a type of Staph that is resistant to some of the antibiotics frequently used to treat infections. Sometimes Staph causes skin infections in healthy people which present as a pimple or boil. These areas appear red, swollen, may be painful and may be draining.

Infection Preventionist