The CDC reports that skin infections including MRSA are most commonly reported among athletes in sports with a lot of physical contact.
The CDC reports that skin infections, including MRSA, are most commonly reported among athletes in sports with a lot of physical contact. This includes wrestling, football, and rugby. However, MRSA infections have been reported among athletes in other sports such as soccer, basketball, field hockey, volleyball, rowing, martial arts, fencing, and baseball.
At the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) 61st Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposium, leading health care professionals released NATA’s position statement on Preventing Skin Diseases in Athletics. This position statement outlined current recommendations to educate athletic program staff and athletes about minimizing disease transmission, preventing the spread of infectious agents and improving the recognition and management of common skin diseases.
A recent review of infectious disease outbreaks reported that skin diseases accounted for more than half (56%) of all infectious diseases in competitive sports from 1922 through 2005. Athletic facilities are the ideal breeding ground for pathogenic bacteria/viruses due to warm and humid contributing factors. It’s also no secret that nasty smells can develop in athletic facilities and controlling these offensive odors can be an expensive, time-consuming and frustrating experience.
Close quarters sports that promote skin-to-skin and bodily secretion contact make athletes particularly vulnerable to contracting skin diseases – some of which (e.g., MRSA) can be life threatening. MRSA in the athletic community is widespread and therefore, anyone is at risk.
Recreational athletes as well as participants in organized sports are prone to fungal, viral and bacterial skin infections. Sweat, abrasion and direct or indirect contact with the lesions and secretions of others combine to make every athlete’s skin vulnerable to a host of problems.
We do more than just verify surface and equipment cleanliness; our technicians utilizes advanced technologies and patented designs manufactured by Hygiena’s Adenosine Triphosphate Testing (ATP) to evaluate & validate the effectiveness of cleaning materials, chemicals, and ensures compliance with standardized cleaning disinfection protocols for your facility.
Our system also verifies that the optimal levels of cleanliness are met by identifying the CFU of microbial life that is present. Monitoring this information is invaluable and will enable us the ability to accurately pinpoint high risk areas for treatment and minimize infectious disease outbreaks.
We offer athletic facilities of all types the ability to shield student athletes, professional players, staff, consumers who spend time in your facility from the high potential of cross-contamination and infection from harmful bacteria.
We offer you access to award winning innovation and decontamination and infection prevention technology that will treat the high-touch surfaces, equipment in your building along with transport vehicles in such a way that kills strains of bacteria, viruses, and other types of contaminants up to 99.9999%. We do all this in a verifiable and cost-effective approach.
Our infection and control programs include the following:
State of the art products and equipment
Training and education
Monitoring and compliance