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In this July 25, 2013, file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers guard Carl Nicks participates in a drill during NFL football training camp in Tampa, Fla. The two-time All-Pro had been diagnosed as having MRSA in a blister on the left side of his foot during training camp in August. (Mike Carlson/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
In this July 25, 2013, file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers guard Carl Nicks participates in a drill during NFL football training camp in Tampa, Fla. The two-time All-Pro had been diagnosed as having MRSA in a blister on the left side of his foot during training camp in August. (Mike Carlson/AP)

There's been new attention lately to the steps athletic programs are taking to prevent the spread of MRSA. It's an infection that can be deadly and athletes in contact sports can catch it through cuts during skin-to-skin contact.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Dr. Deverick Anderson, director of the Duke Infection Control Outreach Network, who works with the NFL to prevent the spread of MRSA.

This segment aired on October 11, 2017.

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