Daum said he is seeing a strain in the Midwest that is so severe, it has caused deaths even when the right antibiotic is used.
This week, Courson and his fellow athletic trainers held a workshop to discuss ways to keep their own locker rooms as germ-free as possible. Some of their recommendations:
Don't share towels or wipe your face with a towel you use on equipment.
Don't ignore skin infections that won't heal.
Shower after a workout.
Use liquid soap, not bars.
Wash your hands -- well. To kill germs you must wash under nails and rub thoroughly for 20-30 seconds