Study of Public Beaches by University of Miami's Oceans and Human Health Center (image) University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science Share Print E-Mail Caption Volunteers participate in research conducted by the University of Miami's Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine and Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. Preliminary results unveiled at the 2009 AAAS Annual Meeting show that swimmers using subtropical public ocean beaches increase their risk for exposure to staph organisms, and may increase their risk for potential staph infections. Results also show the potentially virulent variety of antibiotic resistant staph, MRSA, makes up less than three per cent of staph from the beach waters sampled during the study. Credit UM Oceans and Human Health Center Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.