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03-19-2010, 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by TCNorthstars View Post
For me, I won't buy any used hockey equipment.
Yeah whoever posted that article about staph infections, feel free to post that again. Pass on used for me.

If you do get a staph infection just hope its not this one:

Scary stuff....
Germ mutation. Even when antibiotics are used appropriately, they contribute to the rise of drug-resistant bacteria because they don't destroy every germ they target. Bacteria live on an evolutionary fast track, so germs that survive treatment with one antibiotic soon learn to resist others. And because bacteria mutate much more quickly than new drugs can be produced, some germs end up resistant to just about everything. That's why only a handful of drugs are now effective against most forms of staph.

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