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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The NFL & NFLPA have just issued a joint statement saying Johnthan Banks has been cleared to play tomorrow. No risk of MRSA transmission.

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I think this might be getting blown out of proportion a little. There are millions of people who carry the staff infection (mrsa). Many of which who have no idea they even have it. The only time mrsa is a issue or transferable (from my understanding) is when it is in a active state. Fact is there are probably 100's (multiple) of NFL players who are carriers. The problem is one knowing If you are a carrier and two when your actually active? Unfortunately with the amount of people (NFL related) unaware they even have it I'm surprised it's not an even bigger issue. Banks being cleared is not the issue. It's the players who don't know assuming they didn't test everyone. Which they probably did.
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Nabbs4u wrote:
I think this might be getting blown out of proportion a little. There are millions of people who carry the staff infection (mrsa). Many of which who have no idea they even have it. The only time mrsa is a issue or transferable (from my understanding) is when it is in a active state. Fact is there are probably 100's (multiple) of NFL players who are carriers. The problem is one knowing If you are a carrier and two when your actually active? Unfortunately with the amount of people (NFL related) unaware they even have it I'm surprised it's not an even bigger issue. Banks being cleared is not the issue. It's the players who don't know assuming they didn't test everyone. Which they probably did.
The highest estimates have MRSA carriers at 5% of the population. That's 88 players on rosters who could be infected based on population rates. More common estimates are closer to 1%, which would put it at 17 players. Given that the NFL and teams have a partnership with BioQuest and other companies to use hygienic materials that prevent the spread of MRSA and are on a cocktail of antibiotics (many of which MRSA infection is resistant to), antimicrobials (particularly effective for clearing out carriers with stealth bacteria) and anti-inflammatory drugs, as well as in constant contact with their doctor, I would actually suggest that the number is much, much lower.
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JaguarCrazy2832 wrote:
coors wrote:
As if TBs season couldn't get any worse


The Jaguars and Giants say hi!


MRS is way more serious than losing football games...
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Nabbs4u wrote:
I think this might be getting blown out of proportion a little. There are millions of people who carry the staff infection (mrsa). Many of which who have no idea they even have it. The only time mrsa is a issue or transferable (from my understanding) is when it is in a active state. Fact is there are probably 100's (multiple) of NFL players who are carriers. The problem is one knowing If you are a carrier and two when your actually active? Unfortunately with the amount of people (NFL related) unaware they even have it I'm surprised it's not an even bigger issue. Banks being cleared is not the issue. It's the players who don't know assuming they didn't test everyone. Which they probably did.


S. aureus is a very common bacterium, usually as a commensal (not helpful, not harmful) organism that lives on the skin. Pathogenic (disease-causing) strains are less common, and the methicillin resistant form (MRSA) is still less so.

So, the presence of staph is unremarkable, but the presence of disease-causing MRSA is a cause for concern.
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