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Avoid Life & Limb Threatening Diseases By Getting Your Sports Equipment Cleaned & Sanitized! 

MRSA and other forms of Staph, are a real health risk to athletes. Not only have these bacterias been found in hockey equipment, but also in lacrosse and football gear. The bacteria can thrive in any sweaty protective sports equipment. It is important to keep the equipment Kleened & Sanitized to prevent these bacterias from harming the players.

Bacteria Found In Lab Analysis Of 20-Year-Old Male Hockey Bag

  • Staphylococcus Epidermidis - a common member of the normal florae of skin and mucous membranes. It is one of the most commonly isolated organisms in the clinical laboratory. While, at one time, its appearance was dismissed as contamination, it is now one of the most important agents of hospital acquired infections.  Found staphylococcus epidermidis on gloves, elbow pads, chest protector and elbow pad.
  • Staphylococcus Aureus - a bacteria commonly found on the skin and in the nose of healthy people. Sometimes it can get into the body and cause an infection, which can lead to pimples, boils and other skin conditions. The infection can become more serious in such conditions as blood infection and pneumonia. Found on the helmet.
  • Streptococcus Viridans - an organism normally found in the mouth. Found on the shin pads and the elbow pad.
  • Streptococcus Faecalis - also known as enterococcus, the bacteria is often found in the intestinal flora. It is usually associated with stool or feral samples. Found in normal amounts on the cup.  The lab also found traces of Enterics a harmless, or even beneficial, bacteria found in fecal organisms.
  • Environmental - bacteria picked up from the environment, such as those found on water fountains, etc.
  • Yeast - found on skin surfaces and in the inestinal tracts.
What Is MRSA? Who Gets MRSA?
MRSA is a type of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus). Staphylococcus aureus, often referred to simply as ôstaph,ö are bacteria commonly carried on the skin or in the nose of healthy people. Some S. aureus are resistant to the class of antibiotics that are frequently used to treat staph such as methicillinŚand thus are called methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA).

MRSA On Cheek

MRSA On Leg

Check out the information on getting your equipment Cleaned, Sanitized & Deodorized using our Esporta Wash System!

What the CDC Recommends

The Center For Disease Control (CDC) recommends that sports equipment be cleaned and sanitized regularly, that cuts and abrasions be covered and that players not share towels and/or equipment. Athletes should also shower immediately after practices and games. Kleen 'n Hard Sports' wash system kills 99.9999% of staph/MRSA bacteria deep into the padding of protective sports equipment.

S. aureus (staph) including MRSA can be spread among people having close contact with infected people. MRSA is almost always spread by direct physical contact and not through the air. Spread may also occur through indirect contact by touching objects (e.g., towels, sheets, wound dressings, clothes, workout areas, or sports equipment) contaminated by the infected skin of a person with staph bacteria or MRSA.

Just as S. aureus can be carried on the skin or in the nose without causing any disease, MRSA can be carried in this way also. This is known as colonization.

MRSA infections are usually mild, superficial infections of the skin that can be treated successfully with proper skin care and antibiotics. MRSA, however, can be difficult to treat and can progress to life-threatening blood or bone infections because there are fewer effective antibiotics available for treatment.

MRSA infections occur commonly among persons in hospitals and healthcare facilities. However, MRSA can cause illness in persons outside of hospitals and healthcare facilities as well. Cases of MRSA infection in the community have been associated with recent antibiotic use, sharing contaminated items, having recurrent skin diseases, and living in crowded settings. Clusters of skin infections caused by MRSA have been described among injecting drug-users (1,2); aboriginals in Canada (3), New Zealand (4) and Australia (5,6); Native Americans in the United States (7); incarcerated persons (8); players of close-contact sports (9,10); men who have sex with men (MSM); and other populations (11-17). Most of the transmission in these settings appeared to be from people with active MRSA skin infections.
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