October 14th, 2013
09:52 AM ET

Three Tampa Bay Buccaneers Diagnosed With MRSA

A one-two punch for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The NFL team lost 31-20 to the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday.

And they're now trying to contain an infectious disease. Three members of the Bucs have been diagnosed with MRSA,  a staph infection that is resistant to some anti-biotics.

Should the league be worried about an outbreak?

Dr. Jennifer Caudle references the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention saying:

"The CDC says that it’s ok to keep playing sports as long as one is able to keep the wound properly covered, that means no leakage, no drainage. And that the wound is not likely to get injured in playing the sport."



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  1. Dr. Jennifer Caudle

    It was great to be on New Day discussing this important topic! Love to hear your thoughts! Dr Jen @drjencaudle

    October 15, 2013 at 9:10 pm | Reply

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