23 Jun What’s the worst thing you can catch from the machines at the gym?
Probably the worst thing is the staph bacteria MRSA (short for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), the “superbug” that can cause a very aggressive and difficult-to-treat skin infection, which can invade the blood. This bug, which is resistant to most kinds of antibiotics, is spread through close contact – athletes on a sports team sometimes spread it to each other. What’s scary is it can survive on gym machines between users.
Wipe the equipment off with an antibacterial wipe before using it. And if you have any open sores or wounds or skin irritation, stay away from the machines because your broken skin will make you more vulnerable to contracting something.