New Guidelines Released To Keep Athletes Safe From Staph


At any given time, one out of every three of us in the U.S. suffers from a skin disease--and athletes are particularly vulnerable.

According to a survey, 56 percent of infectious diseases in competitive sports, from high school to pro level, are skin diseases. Some, like MRSA, a flesh-eating staph infection, can be very serious and contagious.

With many sport season beginning, the National Athletic Trainers' Association seeks to combat the number of cases that could potentially arise. They have released new guidelines that will hopefully cut down the number of skin illnesses popping up in athletes.

The main guidelines include:

-maintain clean equipment and locker rooms daily
-wash after every practice or competition
-educate your players
-discourage athletes from sharing gear

KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.

If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.

powered by Disqus
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 128583973 -