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Pro Athletes Fight Superbugs

During the 2014-2015 season an outbreak of the mumps virus spread among NHL players, leaving many medical experts scratching their heads. Although a puffed up Sidney Crosby is an adorable thing to see, the underlying issue of the spread of viruses within professional sports teams is a serious and costly problem.

According to ESPN:

“Regardless of the infectious disease in question — be it mumps or the NFL’s much-publicized problems with MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, a potentially deadly staph infection) — sports leagues have come to realize the importance of being proactive rather than reactive. They have also come to recognize the value of establishing standardized league wide protocols that step up prevention measures and informing players and staff how some diseases are transmitted through something as simple as sneezing, a shared water bottle.

The bottom line is sports leagues are realizing, when it comes to players’ health — whether the concern is mumps or MRSA, a flu bug sweeping the team or diagnosing head trauma — it’s better to be smarter and safer. Not sorry later.”

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