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10/21/2013 05:15 pm ET

Falcons' Call On Hazmat Cleaning Crew After Buccaneers Leave To Avoid MRSA Spread: Report

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The Atlanta Falcons appeared to be taking no chances when it came to the cleanliness of the vistors' locker room at the Georgia Dome after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers left on Sunday. With three members of the Bucs having contracted an antibiotic-resistant MRSA infection since the preseason, the Falcons called on a a cleaning crew in hazmat gear "to make sure no traces of MRSA were left behind," according to FOX 13 Tampa Bay.

In August, the Patriots also had their facilities sanitized after a visit from the Bucs during the preseason to prevent the spread of the staph infection, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported at the time.

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