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Science Concordia University Saint Paul

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Dr. Amanda Brosnahan, Dr. Taylor Mach.


Studies show that 648 CSP students are non-athletic & 230 CSP athletic students, Staphylococcus aureus infections have become a common condition among athletes Vs. Non-athletic. Staphylococcus aureus infection is caused by a new strain of Staphylococcus bacteria that has become resistant to many of the antibiotics used to treat ordinary Staphinfections. It can also easily spread by sharing athletic equipment or towels, razors, and uniforms. Poor hygiene, such as skipping hand-washing before and after sports, can also lead to Staphylococcal infection. Injuries may allow the bacteria to enter the skin. The bacteria can enter the body through an open cut or wound, which can cause Staphylococcal infection.


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