Scary, huh? To go from being an elite athlete, to being sidelined by an infection, to be at risk of dying! Daniel Fells of the New York Football Giants is in exactly that situation, likely from an infection he caught in the team locker room.
MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) is no joke, and is currently resistant to current forms of antibiotics. It can prove fatal if it gets into your bones or blood.
This is not the first MRSA outbreak in the NFL. The most recent outbreak came back in 2013, when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had three players — kicker Lawrence Tynes, guard Carl Nicks and cornerback Jonathan Banks — infected during training camp. Tynes sued the Bucs and the NFL for $20 million back in April. – source: CBSSports.com
Now we know why lots of people where sandals in locker rooms and public showers! If you are a business owner of a facility with locker rooms, showers, or facilities with higher than normal risks of spreading communicable diseases, please don’t take this risk lightly. A regular sanitation plan is essential to minimize the risk of a huge law suit for negligence.