Grant Hill know the dangers of MRSA first hand because it nearly killed him in the prime of his career. Sports Illustrated recently followed Hill, to NYC on a media tour spreading awareness about MRSA, which kills more people annually in America than AIDS.
In was back in 2003, when Hill underwent a major surgical procedure in which doctors re-fractured his ankle and realigned it with his leg bone but Hill had serve complications. Five days after the surgery was performed, Hill developed a 104.5 °F (40.3 °C) fever and convulsions. He was then rushed to a hospital and when doctors removed the splint around his ankle, they discovered that Hill had contracted a MRSA infection. He was hospitalized for a week and had to take intravenous antibiotics for six months.
Learn more tips about how to prevent MRSA after the jump from Grant Hill. More information couldn’t hurt.