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What the Experts Say About Managing MRSA: Stage 3

What the Experts Say About Managing MRSA: Stage 3


While it is true that managing MRSA takes time and attention to detail, it's not a very expensive process. Jared Muela, who has worked with youngsters from many different income levels in his job as youth coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers, says, "We can all afford bleach and water. There is no magic serum that you have to go out and spend a bunch of money on. Its bleach and water, and its being proactive."

The procedures for preventing MRSA and dealing with an actual case are not that different. They always come down to hygiene. According to Casey Batten, head team physician at Berkeley, when an athlete at Berkeley is infected, "We treat it appropriately, it comes to resolution, and if no other compelling information exists for further intervention, we move on. The biggest thing is prompt identification and early treatment so you don't get further down the road where you may have complications."

Mike Machado, head football coach at Valley Christian High School in San Jose, Calif., dealt with a MRSA outbreak two years ago. "We identified that it was coming from the locker room, so we stopped locker room use for two days while we had the area cleaned. We are not going to take any chances. We just adjusted, and that's all you can do. "

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