What is Staphylococcus (staph) ?
Staphylococcus is a genus of coccus Gram-positive bacteria linked to infections and illnesses. The bacteria are generally found in nasal mucus as well as in other parts of the body (hands, armpits, genitalia, etc.). The bacteria can also be found in the environment (air, water, soil, etc.)
The most common symptoms caused by Staphylococcus are the following:
- A skin infection (boils, pimples, red and sensitive skin, folliculitis, impetigo, etc.)
- Food poisoning (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, stomach cramps, etc.)
- Septicemia (fever, headaches, muscular pain, etc.)
The most common staphylococcus is staphylococcus aureus, which is the germ most commonly linked to nosocomial infections (hospital-contracted infections). 30% of healthy people are carriers of the bacteria and show no symptoms.
Staphylococcus is very resistant and thus difficult to treat. Staphylococcus prevention is critical to prevent the bacteria from spreading.
How to treat staph infections for Athletes?
Staphylococcus is easily transmitted among athletes. Because the bacteria are so resistant, it’s critical to limit its transmission. Several factors increase the risk of Staphylococcus contamination, such as:
- Physical contact between teammates: skin infections are contagious if the lesion of the skin is purulent
- Contaminated items (towels, water bottles, clothing, etc.): Staphylococcus can survive several days in the body.
Staph is a menace to sports environments. Athletes can be easily contaminated and Staphylococcus can linger for a long time in sports clubs and teams (an entire team can contract the bacteria!). In addition, the challenge in eliminating Staph can cause a number of problems.
Staph prevention in sports is therefore critical. It’s important for athletes to regularly wash their hands and to shower with soap.
In addition, all physical contact between athletes should be avoided to prevent the spreading of any skin infections.
It’s also recommended that athletes not share their sports equipment, in case such gear is contaminated.
Preventing Staphylococcus sports: The biosports.team™ service
The presence of Staphylococcus in sports environments requires the help of professionals to eliminate the bacteria by decontaminating the facilities.
biosports.team™ helps you prevent Staphylococcus in athletes by disinfecting sports clubs and equipment.
Thanks to its unique vaporization system, biosports.team™ eliminates bacteria throughout a sports club, even in the tiniest spaces (ventilation, lighting, flooring, etc.). biosports.team™ also disinfects sporting equipment (ice skates, helmets, gloves, etc.) without any risk of damage to your equipment. Athletes are free to use their equipment in less than 30 minutes after disinfection.
Unlike other cleaning methods, biosports.team™ uses only biodegradable products that are chemical and pesticide-free, and aren’t toxic or dangerous to people with frequent allergies. Our products also don’t require any rinsing.
NOTE: Always verify with the equipment manufacturer about any technique or product you want to use before disinfecting your equipment.
Count on biosports.team™ to help you eliminate Staphylococcus in your environment.
A controlled environment is an important element in the preparation of top athletes. biosports.team allows us to be at the forefront as a Canadian federation by helping to ensure our top athletes are better protectedNicolas Gill, CEO - Judo Canada Chief Executive
We started a project with four of our teams in October 2016 with biosports.team and it went smoothly and exactly as what we wanted to be; to protect our teams and, the result is favourableGilles Courteau, QMJHL Commissioner
Dry fogging technology offers potential advantages over current manual decontamination practicesDefence Research and Development Canada