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Second NFL Facility Treated for MRSA

August 29, 2013 — The New England Patriots recently treated the team’s Gillette Stadium facility for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

Patriots officials made the decision to extensively clean and sanitize the Foxboro, MA, stadium after an outbreak of MRSA was confirmed at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ team headquarters in Tampa, FL. The Buccaneers had practiced and played at Gillette Stadium earlier this month. Patriots officials state the decision to sanitize the facility was strictly a precautionary measure, no players or staff members have contracted the virus, reports ESPN.com.

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