MRSA EMERGENCY AT ONE BUC PLACE!

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.

CBS Tampa

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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New Study Provides Hope in Fight Against MRSA

A recently released research report by the University of Buffalo finds that there is something contained in human breast milk that helps make MRSA surface infections easier to treat with antibiotics.

Not only does this study highlight how powerful the human body is with its own natural healing mechanisms, it also highlights a potential step forward in the ongoing fight against MRSA.

The research team added HAMLET, (Human Alpha-lactalbumin Mad Lethal to Tumor cells) a complex protein that comes from purified human breast milk, to their test of aggressive strains of bacteria that had grown to be resistant to antibiotics. The test showed positive results when the antibiotics were used with the HAMLET protein.

One of the researchers, Anders Hakansson had this to say about the results, “It sensitizes the bacteria to the antibiotics that they used to be resistant to, so suddenly, you can use the old [antibiotics] again”.

There is still a long way to go in the fight against MRSA infections but it is encouraging to see progress at any level.

Reference:
http://www.insidescience.org/content/breast-milk-protein-may-help-defeat-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria/997

This is How we Help Keep Athletes Healthy.

Athletes involved in high-physical-contact sports are at the highest risk of contracting MRSA and other skin infections. MRSA skin infections also spread in locker rooms, showers and training facilities. Training tables, equipment and weights are common touch points that spread infections. But it’s not just athletes who are at risk. Coaches, trainers, staff and health club members are contracting skin infections at an alarming rate.

Americans visit the doctor for skin infections more than 12 million times per year. Our NanoTech helps keep athletes in the game. A long-term solution to controlling infections The incidence of skin-related infectious diseases has been estimated at 20.9% of college sports-related conditions and injuries. Sanitizers only reduce the number of germs on a surface but they do not completely rid the surface of germs. Fungal infections are highly communicable and often passed in health club facilities.

The Top Five factors that lead to the spread of MRSA: contact,contaminated surfaces, cuts, scratches and poor cleaning practices.