"The NFL Physicians Society is reminding all team physicians to "remain vigilant" about trying to prevent MRSA infections and says it's acting at the league's request..."
"With no tried and true prevention, the best way to avoid MRSA infections is through hand washing and good hygiene. The close quarters of an NFL locker room...increases the risk of bacteria spreading."
It doesn't matter how tough you are...it only takes one bad infection to take you off the roster...or worse!
Clean your football pads regularly!
More MRSA misery for the Bucs...
The Cleveland Browns lost several players to MRSA a few years back. Bentley's career was cut short. He sued the Browns.
We have to treat this invisible enemy for seriously.
NFL Kicker out for season due to serious MRSA infection.
Every year more athletes, including the pros, are getting nasty MRSA infections enduring much pain and suffering and losing valuable game time.
The best infection control is keeping yourself and your gear clean after every game and practice.
Use of Gaseous Ozone for Eradication of Methicillin‐Resistant Staphylococcus aureus From the Home Environment of a Colonized Hospital Employee
Summary of Study: An intensive care nurse with eczema was repeatedly treated for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) carriage. Because cultures remained positive for MRSA, her house was investigated. Thirty-four percent of environmental samples yielded MRSA. Her children and cat were free of MRSA.
The house was decontaminated with gaseous ozone. All subsequent cultures were negative for MRSA.
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The National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) represents and supports 30,000 members of the athletic training profession through education and research.
NATA’s official statement regarding MRSA prevention recommends the following 10 precautions be taken, Fresh Gear can help with points 5 & 6:
by James Antinozzi
James Antinozzi has been in the ozone sanitizing business since 2005, when Ozone Nation Inc. was founded and launched it's flagship product, Fresh Gear.