Swimming, Sand and Staph Bacteria

By: CBS News Email
By: CBS News Email

In a St. Joseph Health Scene report, swimmers at crowded beaches may bring home more than a little sand in their bathing suits. A new study found as many as one in three people who swim in tropical waters cab be exposed to contagious staph bacteria. Researchers advise swimmers to play it safe by showering before and after taking a dip.

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