DOES THE PERSON NEXT TO YOU HARBOR KILLER BACTERIA?
MRSA has risen to the top of the headlines over the past few years as the latest super bug that will wipe us out as a species. Thrown into the same category as flesh eating bacteria (necrotizing fascitis), Ebola, West Nile virus, HIV, swine flu, bird flu and probably some other things I can’t think of right now. What we always seem to forget is that it is not the invasion, but rather our body’s response (or lack of) to the infection.
There have been studies looking at the presence of MRSA on cell phones and now, in up to 23% of the athletes in this study. According to these numbers, we really should’ve been wiped off the planet some time ago. Not that getting exposed to bad bugs is a good thing, but remember that the healthier we are, the less likely our bodies will experience an actual infection.