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Mrsa Superbug May Get Stronger If You Smoke - Yahoo News

Laura Crotty Alexander, a pulmonologist at the VA San Diego Healthcare System, noticed that many of the patients she treated who were smokers had MRSA infections, and wondered whether there was a connection. Crotty Alexander and her colleagues at the University of California, San Diego, created two batches of MRSA in their lab one grown normally and the other grown with exposure to cigarette smoke. They then infected human immune cells called macrophages with each of these MRSA samples. Macrophages are a type of white blood cell, and are among the first line of defense to attack MRSA and other sources of infections. [ 6 Superbugs to Watch Out For ] The macrophages could kill both samples, but they had a much harder time killing the MRSA exposed to cigarette smoke.
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Former kicker sues NFL's Buccaneers over MRSA infection - Yahoo Sports

Is University of Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota a better fit for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers than Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston? Board workers were at a West Side nursing home earlier this week to provide ballots to those who want to vote early when the woman with MRSA requested one, Kale-Pesta said. The woman voted the only race on her ballot is the Democratic primary for 4th Ward council and a nurse with her put the paper ballot in a plastic biohazard envelope sealed at the top, and gave it to election workers, Kale-Pesta said. Elections officials asked the county health department to open it, but health officials declined, Kale-Pesta said.
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-- Former NFL kicker Lawrence Tynes has filed a lawsuit against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers over a MRSA infection he contracted in a toe on his kicking foot, prematurely ending his career. Attorney Stephen F. Rosenthal said Tuesday that Tynes got the infection in 2013 at the Bucs ' training facility. The lawsuit filed in Broward County Circuit Court accuses the team of negligence for failing to properly sanitize the facility to prevent spread of the contagious, drug-resistant infection. Rosenthal says the infection cost Tynes at least $20 million in potential earnings. Tynes, 36, won two Super Bowls with the New York Giants and also played for the Kansas City Chiefs. He made 81 percent of his field goals.
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Kicker Tynes sues Bucs over toe MRSA infection - Yahoo Sports

Attorney Stephen F. Rosenthal said Tuesday that Tynes got the infection in 2013 at the Bucs' training facility. The lawsuit filed in Broward County Circuit Court accuses the team of negligence for failing to properly sanitize the facility to prevent spread of the contagious, drug-resistant infection. Rosenthal says the infection cost Tynes at least $20 million in potential earnings. Tynes, 36, won two Super Bowls with the New York Giants and also played for the Kansas City Chiefs.
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Ex-Bucs kicker suing team for $20M over career-ending MRSA infection - CBSSports.com

(USATSI) Former Buccaneers and Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes is suing the Bucs for $20 million in Broward County Court in Florida claiming MRSA ended his NFL career. The lawsuit, which essentially claims Tynes lost piles and piles of cash as a result of the Buccaneers lack of sanitary working conditions, is a "negligence and premises liability lawsuit" and was filed by the Podhurst Orseck and The Brad Sohn Law Firm in Broward County Circuit Court, the firm said in a release, via the Tampa Tribune . Tynes "seeks compensatory damages for [Tynes'] lost salary and substantial pain and suffering." The MRSA outbreak occurred in August of 2013 and affected three players: Tynes, guard Carl Hicks and (then-rookie) cornerback Johnthan Banks . Tynes and the NFLPA filed a grievance against the Bucs in October of 2013, alleging they mishandled his medical situation. Nicks' MRSA infection reappeared in October of 2013 , at which time Banks was diagnosed as well.
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Lawrence Tynes sues Tampa Bay Buccaneers over MRSA infection | FOX Sports

Lawyer Stephen Rosenthal said Tynes contracted the infection in 2013 at the Buccaneers' training facility. The lawsuit filed late Monday in Broward County Circuit Court in Florida accuses the team of negligence for failing to suitably sanitize the facility to prevent the spread of the potentially fatal infection. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, is caused by a rare strain of staph bacteria resistant to the antibiotics commonly used to treat ordinary infections. Rosenthal told Reuters it would be "shocking" if the team was unaware of the risk of staph infections in a locker room setting.
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