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MRSA virus going around Bucs locker room — Sunday's game could be in doubt

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The recent MRSA outbreak in the Buccaneers’ locker room has put Sunday’s game against the Eagles in doubt, according to a tweet sent out by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

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NFLPA tells @wingoz that, depending on what MRSA containment report says, the NFLPA could advise Bucs-Eagles not to play this weekend.

NFLPA tells @treywingo depending on what MRSA containment report says, the NFLPA could advise Bucs-Eagles not to play this weekend.

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Source: #Bucs CB Johnthan Banks is the latest Tampa Bay player to have contracted MRSA.
Now Buccaneers are confirming that a third player has been diagnosed with MRSA.

Bucs are holding a team meeting this afternoon to discuss the entire MRSA issue and approach.
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how about just not letting the guys with mrsa play?
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Statistics from the Kaiser foundation in 2007 (http://www.kaisernetwork.org/daily_r...fm?DR_ID=45809) indicated that about 1.2 million hospitalized patients have MRSA, and the mortality (death) rate was estimated to be between 4%-10%. These data have not been updated by the CDC yet. Another study suggested that the mortality rate may be as high as 23%. In general, the average adult death rate was about 5% of infected patients in 2010.
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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterium responsible for several difficult-to-treat infections in humans. It is also called oxacillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (ORSA). MRSA is any strain of Staphylococcus aureus that has developed, through the process of natural selection, resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics, which include the penicillins (methicillin, dicloxacillin, nafcillin, oxacillin, etc.) and the cephalosporins. Strains unable to resist these antibiotics are classified as methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus, or MSSA. The evolution of such resistance does not cause the organism to be more intrinsically virulent than strains of Staphylococcus aureus that have no antibiotic resistance, but resistance does make MRSA infection more difficult to treat with standard types of antibiotics and thus more dangerous.

MRSA is especially troublesome in hospitals, prisons and nursing homes, where patients with open wounds, invasive devices, and weakened immune systems are at greater risk of infection than the general public.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methici...ococcus_aureus
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how about just not letting the guys with mrsa play?
I know little about MRSA, but that sounds reasonable. I'm curious how it's spreading?


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#Eagles are going about their regular preparation, planning to head to Tampa, per @derek_boyko. Nothing has changed amid Bucs MRSA situation
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I know little about MRSA, but that sounds reasonable. I'm curious how it's spreading?


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I don't see why you can't disinfect all the uniforms and equipment, lockers, storage and make sure the players are not infected....or am I missing something here? Honest question. I know mrsa is some evil stuff.
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I know little about MRSA, but that sounds reasonable. I'm curious how it's spreading?


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I read that it spreads via skin to skin contact, which would make Vinny's suggestion the obvious route.

But who knows, maybe it can be spread through body fluids?

Either way, it'd take a lot to postpone the game.
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If it is in the locker room why would keeping those already infected out of the game stop more people from getting MRSA in the locker room?
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I don't see why you can't disinfect all the uniforms and equipment, lockers, storage and make sure the players are not infected....or am I missing something here? Honest question. I know mrsa is some evil stuff.

First of all, MRSA is NOT A VIRUS.

MRSA can spread not just during onfield activities but by bumping together in locker rooms, by sharing towels and practice jerseys or even by using light switches after an infected person does. It is spread by personal contact by an infected person as well as surfaces contaminated by contact by an infected person. Facilities may be surface "disinfected." Bodies and clothes can be washed.

It is actually extremely uncommon for MRSA to infect body parts that are covered by a uniform, shoes or helmet. If you have something on your face or shoulders or back, anywhere that’s covered, there is less risk of transmission. However, the problem is that MRSA commonly begins or finds its way to arms or hands, so it can auto-inoculate all over your body just by touch, even if you washed an hour ago. Once hands and arms are re-innoculated, it is open season on depositing MRSA on any other player or any other surface you touch (which includes another player's mask, jersey, etc) which in turn can transmit to any player that makes contact with it. And sweat isn't just a gross nuisance, it's a potential Petri dish of deadly bacteria. When you're in a game, you aren't going to wash yourself every few plays. The problem is multi-fold when you are dealing with NFL players in that their bodies are usually covered with small cuts and abrasions in exposed areas..........each of these essentially openings in the body acting as big welcoming mats for the MRSA bug.
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First of all, MRSA is NOT A VIRUS.

MRSA can spread not just during onfield activities but by bumping together in locker rooms, by sharing towels and practice jerseys or even by using light switches after an infected person does. It is spread by personal contact by an infected person as well as surfaces contaminated by contact by an infected person. Facilities may be surface "disinfected." Bodies and clothes can be washed.

It is actually extremely uncommon for MRSA to infect body parts that are covered by a uniform, shoes or helmet. If you have something on your face or shoulders or back, anywhere that’s covered, there is less risk of transmission. However, the problem is that MRSA commonly begins or finds its way to arms or hands, so it can auto-inoculate all over your body just by touch, even if you washed an hour ago. Once hands and arms are re-innoculated, it is open season on depositing MRSA on any other player or any other surface you touch (which includes another player's mask, jersey, etc) which in turn can transmit to any player that makes contact with it. And sweat isn't just a gross nuisance, it's a potential Petri dish of deadly bacteria. When you're in a game, you aren't going to wash yourself every few plays. The problem is multi-fold when you are dealing with NFL players in that their bodies are usually covered with small cuts and abrasions in exposed areas..........each of these essentially openings in the body acting as big welcoming mats for the MRSA bug.
How does MRSA form, doc? It has to do with something more than a sweaty locker room, right?
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Thanks J.

Here is a good article from a few years ago by Jason La Canfora when he was writing for the Washington Post

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Casolaro said that whenever there are any bodily secretions involved with an injury, "it is presumed to be contagious," by the doctors and athletic trainers, who also use an antibacterial rinse to treat abrasions.

"We culture every abrasion," to know how to treat it and "to know if it's MRSA or not MRSA."

He said the team has a physician on site every day during training camp, and four days a week during the season, and all keep an eye on any infection issues. He said the team's training staff also uses a special anti-bacterial soap found in hospitals.

The CDC's recommendations to the public for preventing staph infections apply to pro athletes as well: frequent hand-washing, keeping cuts and scrapes covered with a bandage, avoiding contact with other people's wounds and avoiding sharing personal items like towels and razors. And health experts have long warned that over consumption of antibiotics can lead to the development of resistant strains of infection.
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How does MRSA form, doc? It has to do with something more than a sweaty locker room, right?
There is always a specific source where it begins, like a small pimple or on the skin or in the nose for some carriers. Many times, you really can't even track the source because MRSA is such a scarey resistant bug.

Just to throw this out from my FDA files:

MRSA Life Span Facts:

• MRSA can live for up to 7 months on dust
• MRSA can live for up to 8 weeks on a mop head
• MRSA can live for up to 9 weeks on cotton (towel)
• MRSA can live for up to 203 days (over 6 months) on a blanket
• MRSA can live on the skin of otherwise healthy individuals, with no symptoms indefinitely
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Hmm, Schaub's "injury" happened in Tampa. Maybe the MRSA virus has been eating his balls every since then? Hence, poor decisions and bad play



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NFLPA released a statement. Seems like the Bucs were slow to act...

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We have been involved in an ongoing review of the MRSA incidents in Tampa Bay initiated by the concerns we had about the manner in which team officials responded to these cases.

We advised the NFL and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that an outside expert should be brought in to assess the situation and we are pleased with their decision to take that recommendation. We have also been in regular contact with the player representatives from Tampa Bay. We will reach out to the Philadelphia Eagles player representatives today and provide them with our best medical guidance and regular updates from the outside experts.

This underscores the need for a League-wide, comprehensive and standardized infectious disease protocol. It also calls for improved accountability measures on health and safety issues by the NFL over the clubs.

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They should rename MRSA "Josh Freeman's Revenge" lol
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They did: 8/22/13: Tampa Bay Bucs treat facility after MRSA outbreak

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...MRSA is such a scarey resistant bug.

Just to throw this out from my FDA files:

MRSA Life Span Facts:

• MRSA can live for up to 7 months on dust
• MRSA can live for up to 8 weeks on a mop head
• MRSA can live for up to 9 weeks on cotton (towel)
• MRSA can live for up to 203 days (over 6 months) on a blanket
• MRSA can live on the skin of otherwise healthy individuals, with no symptoms indefinitely
So MRSA > us?

That's some scary shyte, man.
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MRSA is very, very scary.

Tampa Bay is turning into a dumpster fire of a franchise.
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