Do European and Asian countries have problems with staph/ringworm?

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  1. Kenny from MD

    Kenny from MD Less angry than before.

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    In America obviously it is an issue. In Brazil it is not. We train with dirty gis everyday and the mats are rarely, if ever cleaned. No big deal. I know England can give you mat AIDs, because I got Staph from a dirty ass gym in Newcastle once. What about other places with solid jiu jitsu schools, such as Sweden, Poland, Greece, or Japan? I just got curious and hadn
     
  2. Higher Learning

    Higher Learning Brown Belt

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    it happens rarely in australia... we still follow pretty strict hygiene procedures though
     
  3. Bullheaded

    Bullheaded Green Belt

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    I had ringworm once, I went to training while taking antibiotics and it helps forming ringworm. The following week I had two huge ringworm thingy on my body. a few weekslater I saw a training partner who hadn't come in months, and that because he had staph.

    We get it in Europe, trust me.
     
  4. hakkas

    hakkas Blue Belt

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    It's not nearly as common in Europe as it is in the U.S. probably due to much more responsible use of antibiotics.
     
  5. wiseguy$$

    wiseguy$$ Blue Belt

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    Is it called La ring in France ?
     
  6. AnOddParadigm

    AnOddParadigm Blue Belt

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    You are correct that different countries have different rates of MSRA compared to regular Staph. More modern countries tend to have bigger problems do to excessive use of antibiotics. However, I am pretty staph (while not necessarily MSRA) is a problem in almost every country. There is probably more fluctuation between gym to gym then country to country based on each schools hygienic practices.
     
  7. koolinkunming

    koolinkunming Silver Belt

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    I've been training in Kunming for a few months, and haven't seen or heard of it here. Not sure what it's like in other parts of the country. I'd be curious if ShanghaiBJJ has ever seen it, or Hautamaki.
     
  8. Shemhazai

    Shemhazai Black Belt

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    Bingo. We don't really get MRSA outside of hospitals, but regular staph is pretty ubiquitous, and we have to battle the same skin infections as everyone else. Good hygiene goes a long way, though - as does training in a gi.
     
  9. ElKarlo

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    In Japan, my Highschool Judo team had a massive outbreak of Ringworm. They really don't understand that the person with ringworm needs to not roll. Also a lot of the karate gys had warts from hitting the bags bareknuckled after others with warts did the same. I still haven't done Judo here, as I don't feel safe doing it.
     
  10. radscorpion

    radscorpion White Belt

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    Antibiotic overuse is a huge problem in the US but ringworm is a fungus not a bacteria and it's prevalence isn't likely to be related to antibiotic use.
     
  11. YeahBee

    YeahBee Samdog Original Nine

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    wrote this in another thread

    You all must be a bunch of dirty mofos

    I have been into grappling for over 5 years,
    judo first at two clubs, one is a small local one, mostly kids. washing the mats was not a regular thing, not even once a month I would reckon, we did sweep the mat before each practise because flies keeps dropping down thru the ceilingventilation

    Other club: wasn't there regularly but no washing immidiatly before or after at least, I know we washed the wrestling mat before a big camp but wrestlers are dirty mofos

    BJJ and judo at my new club: this is in a bigger location a sports complex and they do have a cleaning staff but never seen them do the mats, we certainly don
     
  12. ElKarlo

    ElKarlo Steel Belt

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  13. ciro

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    Actually, it could be because when you're taking antibiotics you are curing bacterial infections, but are more susceptible to fungal infections. (especially when using penicillin based antibiotics)
     
  14. YeahBee

    YeahBee Samdog Original Nine

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    but the OP said it was not a problem in Brazil, warm and moist should be a prime breeding ground no?
     
  15. YeahBee

    YeahBee Samdog Original Nine

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    and Militech camp has had a few of the nastiest outbreaks and Iowa is probably much like Sweden in climate,
     
  16. ElKarlo

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    But down there there might be enough other stuff to make it hard for ringworm to compete. I dunno maybe the extremes is where ringworm does poorly?
     
  17. ElKarlo

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    Dude, who knows. They have a lot of ringworm here in Japan, and the summers are awful, and so are the winters. Who knows, it may all be random?
     
  18. differentday

    differentday Purple Belt

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    Well ive been into the problem in Sweden, Gothernburg. Probably dirty gi's as they clean the floor after every training. The matts are made of sillicon aswell which should protect from getting staph infections.

    After a while people started to get this infections and i got it aswell after rolling with a guy.
     
  19. Leon

    Leon Brown Belt

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    I trained BJJ in Spain for a year and now I train in Germany for 3 years.

    Neither me nor others had problems with staph or any other kind of skin infection.

    The mats were cleaned everyday a couple of times and I don't think that there was anyone who trained with a unwashed gi.
     
  20. Shemhazai

    Shemhazai Black Belt

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    We get ringworm here in Norway.
     

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