MRSA reports sideline Bridgewater football team

Following two confirmed cases of MRSA, the Bridgewater-Raritan High School did not allow the freshman football team to take the field.MRSA, a bacterial infection transmitted

BRIDGEWATER - Following two confirmed cases of MRSA, the Bridgewater-Raritan High School did not allow the freshman football team to take the field.

MRSA, a bacterial infection transmitted by skin to skin contact or shared equipment, infected two players on the freshman team.

Only upper classmen practiced on Thursday afternoon, while the freshman team's practices and games have been canceled through Monday.

Health officials say that to prevent the spread of MRSA, student athletes should wash hands with soap frequently, clean uniforms daily, shower after playing and don't share towels, clothing or equipment.

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