MRSA and sports — and a sportswriter

Chris Harry, NFL beat reporter and blogger at the Orlando Sentinel, recently covered the Superbowl in Tampa — and, possibly coincidentally, developed a MRSA infection of his own that required three surgeries and IV antibiotics, including a PIC line.

He writes about the experience here.

We’ve talked in the past about the unique affinity that MRSA seems to have for both student and pro athletes, including the disputed role of artificial turf (check the comments under the “pro athletes” post for more on that). As a reminder, the CDC has posted specific recommendations for schools, athletic trainers and parents in an attempt to reduce MRSA among student athletes.

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