Pats sanitize facility in light of MRSA outbreak

Pats sanitize facility in light of MRSA outbreak
August 28, 2013, 2:45 pm
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In light of a recent outbreak involving MRSA, the New England Patriots are taking every precaution to prevent the bacterial agent from infecting its players.


As Adam Schefter of ESPN reports, the team has sanitized their training facility to erase any potential existence of MRSA, a bacterial presence that threatened the Tampa Bay Buccaneers earlier this month.


The staph infections two Bucs players developed from MRSA relate to the Patriots because the New England squad played Tampa Bay in the preseason, along with hosting joint practices on the Patriots' training facility.

In response to the news of the MRSA outbreak, the organization called on a service to professionally sanitize the visiting locker room at Gillette Stadium as well as the equipment the Buccaneers wore in those joint practices.

As of now, no New England players have encountered any cases of MRSA.