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Herpes Gladiatorum: a combative virus

Players of contact sports like rugby and wrestling can end up with an infection caused by Herpes Gladiatorum (HG), a virus belonging to the herpes family. It gets into the body through cuts and abrasions and the disease is sometimes … Continue reading

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Can I catch MRSA from playing sport?

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is usually associated with hospital infections, where it can cause severe illness in the immunocompromised and elderly, particularly people with wounds where the bacteria can get in. In this article in Microbiology Today (pdf) Jodi Lindsay … Continue reading

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