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Around the league: Third Bucs player has MRSA


Oct 25, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; A Tampa Bay Buccaneers helmet against the Minnesota Vikings at the Metrodome. The Buccaneers defeated the Vikings 36-17. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in disarray, and Bengals players are even  speaking out against embattled head coach Greg Schiano now. But that’s just the beginning of their problems, as they’ve have had a terrible case of MRSA since that start of the team’s training camp, and news only got worse regarding the outbreak today, as a third player has been diagnosed with MRSA:

Per the team’s official website:

"A third Tampa Bay Buccaneers player has been diagnosed with a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection.Duke Infection Control Outreach Network (DICON) Co-Director Dr. Deverick J. Anderson, recognized as the country’s leading authority on infections disease control, addressed the team and Buccaneers staff earlier on Friday.Over the past two months the Buccaneers organization has been working with the world-renowned DICON and other infectious disease specialists to treat and educate its players, sanitize its training facility and install new health and safety protocol."

Here is the definition of MRSA according to the Mayo Clinic:

"Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection is caused by a strain of staph bacteria that’s become resistant to the antibiotics commonly used to treat ordinary staph infections.Most MRSA infections occur in people who’ve been in hospitals or other health care settings, such as nursing homes and dialysis centers."

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