MRSA and Sports Participation
Additional references used to develop recommendations for schools:
- CDC. Public Health Dispatch: Outbreaks of Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Skin Infections ---Los Angeles County, California, 2002-2003. MMWR February 7, 2003; Vol. 52, No. 5, page 88.
- CDC. Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections among Competitive Sports Participants ---Colorado, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Los Angeles County, 2000-2003. MMWR August 22, 2003; Vol. 52, No. 33, pages 793-795.
- CDC CA-MRSA Website including fact sheet, Frequently Asked Questions and Education Materials.
- Howe WB. Preventing Infectious Diseases in Sports. The Physician and Sportsmedicine 2003; 31: 23-29.
Center for Disease Control
Illinois Department of Public Health