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Dustin Poirier hospitalized with serious staph infection

UFC star Dustin Poirier is currently hospitalized with a “serious” staph (staphylococcus) infection in his left foot.

“Going on day 2 in the hospital. Shits getting serious,” Poirier wrote on Twitter.

Poirier, a former interim UFC lightweight champion currently occupies the #2 rank in the official 155-pound rankings.

In his most recent outing at UFC 281 in November, Poirier submitted Michael Chandler at Madison Square Garden.

Staph Infections, Herpes Simplex and Impetigo

Gyms (free weights, mats, etc.), locker rooms and bathrooms (anywhere were sweat can settle) are breeding grounds for staph. MRSA, which shows up as a red bump, pimple, or boil, is a particularly resistant type of staph that is easy to spread. Once again, make sure to wipe down surfaces. Avoid bringing your gym bag into your home without wiping it down with antibacterial wipes, since you could be introducing germs to others in your family. Herpes simplex, a virus which can result in blisters, can also be spread by sharing items, as can impetigo (which results in a blister or crust that is usually treated topically).

Help fight staph infections by cleaning your gym equipment regularly.  Use Defense Soap.  Click below.

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