Can life-threatening bacteria spread on school sports equipment?
THE NOW, a national news show, spoke with Dr. Â Newland about MRSA and safety tips for families:Â
"I think most likely it came from the skin, got on the helmet and now the helmet is going to look like it because that's where the abrasions are, but it probably didn't originate from the helmet," said Newland.
30 percent of all people have the bacteria on their skin, and warm weather causes carriers to develop local infections or boil.
"We do see a lot more of it in the summer and it makes sense bacteria love warm moist environments," said Newland. "That's what they like. That's how they grow."
Source: 7 News Denver (ABC)