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

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  1. Playoffs

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


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  2. Vinny

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    how about just not letting the guys with mrsa play?
     
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    http://www.medicinenet.com/mrsa_infection/page7.htm#what_is_the_prognosis_outlook_and_what_are_the_potential_complications_for_people_with_mrsa_infections


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methicillin-resistant_Staphylococcus_aureus
     
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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 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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    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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    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

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/26/AR2006012602171_3.html
     
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    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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    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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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



    Sorry, couldn't resist
     
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    NFLPA released a statement. Seems like the Bucs were slow to act...

    https://www.nflplayers.com/Articles...ement-on-Tampa-Bay-Buccaneers-MRSA-Situation/
     
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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

    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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