2. Contact Sports
Those who play contact sports need to have staph infections at the back of their mind all the time, as we all have the bacteria causing it on our skin and in our nasal passages. Typically in highly physical sports the skin will bruise, tear, scratch or open in some way, allowing the bacteria in. This is why staph infections are so common in sports such as wrestling, and why team members belonging to the same sports team often become infected. The infection is traveling in locker rooms and other close quarters the team members share.
In football, for example, more and more staph infections are being reported although the public isn’t aware of this because the exact reason a player is sat out is never disclosed. In football in the NFL, wide receivers and defensive backs have the highest infection rates, probably due to turf burn. Team members should not share razors or soap. Always treat a suspicious bit of open, red flesh medically at the hands of a doctor.