'Superbug' MRSA Worries Doctors, Athletes

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.

Staying Germ-Free

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

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