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Several sports related skin infections are caused by bacteria (MRSA, impetigo, folliculitis), virus (influenza, molluscum contagiosum, herpes simplex, verruca (warts), and fungus.

MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) is a dangerous form of staph that has grown resistant to multiple antibiotics.  If the infection is due to MRSA, doctors and hospitals are forced to use stronger antibiotics to attempt to eradicate this dangerous bacteria.  In the past 10 years, MRSA has been responsible for more deaths than HIV/AIDS and skin infections now rank 7th most common cause of pediatric hospitalizations.  The incidence of contracting skin infections from direct contact while competing against an infected athlete is 33%.

In the past few years MRSA has become a more visible and very dangerous bacteria that has caused players to be hospitalized.  Bacteria penetrates the  sports equipment unknowingly and easily enters the body through abrasions on your skin.  As it enters our skin, it causes an infection that can progress rapidly leading to possible procedures, surgery, hospitalizations, and potentially deadly outcomes.  

Once an athlete is infected with any bacteria/virus/fungus, it can quickly spread to other teammates, opponents, and through an entire athletic program.

To prevent the spread of this highly contagious bacteria, the Center for Disease Control (CDC ) and the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) recommends that sports protective gear and facilities be sanitized on a regular basis.

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I liked the machine so much I purchased two myself. When we run the team's equipment through it, they just love it and continually ask for it to be done again and again.

Bert Godin
Head Equipment Manager, St. Louis Blues