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Hey NFL Physicians Society, WAKE UP!
Ok, maybe that’s too harsh of a title to use, but read the rest of the article and then let’s decide. I recently read an article talking about the serious issue affecting the NFL. The article talks about how the NFL Physicians Society has sent several newsletters and memos to the league, reminding them to “remain vigilant” about trying to prevent MRSA infections. Players like The Tampa Bay Buccaneer guard, Carl Nicks and place kicker Lawrence Tynes are fighting MRSA, a potentially life threatening staph infection resistant to most antibiotics.
One of the reasons this has become a problem seemingly more prevalent in the sports world, is because these athletes are extremely sweaty. They are in close contact with each other on the field and in the locker room, sweating on the turf, equipment, towels and a ball that they pass from one person to the next. Then there are the…
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“At-risk populations include groups such as high school wrestlers, child care workers and people who live in crowded conditions.
Both health care-associated and community-associated strains of MRSA still respond to certain antibiotics, and in some cases, antibiotics may not be necessary, according to the Mayo Clinic.”
I have MRSA – to be specific I have HA-MRSA. MRSA is a superbug – its full is name methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria – the HA denotes I contracted it in hospital – if I had contracted it outside of hospital it would be denoted CA-MRSA – community acquired MRSA.
Superbugs are a group of microorganisms that are resistant to at least one or more commonly used antibiotics. The commonly accepted list of superbugs is as follows:
MRSA – (Staphylococcus aureus strains resistant to multiple antibiotics) , VRE (Enterococcus species resistant to vancomycin), PRSP (Streptococcus pneumoniae strains resistant to penicillin), ESBLs (Escherichia coli and other Gram-negative bacteria resistant to antibiotics such as cephalosporins and monobactams) and multiple drug-resistant Clostridium difficile.
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Thousands of people succumb to superbug-related infections worldwide annually and superbugs account for $20 billion in excess health care costs in the United States each year.
“Antibiotic resistance is one of the major public health threats of the 21st Century,” said Cesar Arias, M.D., Ph.D., the study’s senior author and associate professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the UTHealth Medical School. “These superbugs can make antibiotics useless, which makes certain bacterial infections virtually untreatable.”
Buccaneers battling MRSA infections
Here is another example of the harm MRSA can cause. Now they are in reaction mode. Preventative spraying on the front end (a service we offer) would help reduce these outbreaks.
The Bucs will not only have their hands full on the football field this season but apparently in the locker room as well. The word is that All Pro Guard Carl Nicks, one of the men enlisted to protect the QB, be it Freeman or Glennon, picked up the nasty infection at One Buc, as did replacement K Lawrence Tynes (who actually went under the knife!) So THAT’S why there are 3 kickers in camp. If I’m the Bucs, when it comes to the compound, I’m doing everything in my power to clean it, steam it, and sterilize it if it has anything to do with the health of these high price pieces in a hopefully championship puzzle. I’m sorry, Carl Nicks or Mike Remmers isn’t even a fair question. You simply have to go to any and all lengths to keep a road-grader like Nicks healthy and productive. I…
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