(from the site) Skin infections like MRSA, which spread through skin to skin contact as well as contact with equipment and shared items, are the cause of 56 percent of all outbreaks of infectious diseases in competitive sports in the U.S. But, by following a few simple steps, you can help prevent the spread of MRSA.I was really surprised when I heard about this and just had to share it with my readers. With so much shared sports equipment, especially for younger kids, this is something that I am happy to be more aware of. Perhaps it is worth the extra cost to make sure my kids have their own equipment. Also, I'll be sure to clean and donate my used equipment once the girls outgrow it so that other kids can have their own as well. For more information, be sure to check out the StopMRSANow site and watch the short video below.
The Stop MRSA Now Coalition, in partnership with The Clorox Company and SwapMeSports.com, has teamed up with Grant Hill to launch Equip them Well, a program to help teach families and sports teams about practical MRSA prevention steps, such as washing hands and disinfecting equipment with a bleach solution.
*Disclaimer - Information for this post came from One2One and StopMRSANow. As a One2One member, I am eligible for prizes by sharing this information.