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Updated: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 06:52:25 CST

MRSA is a problem for some and it's recently affected the career of a former husker football player.

News 5's Ginger ten Bensel has more on how it could affect your youngster playing football in this week's edition of "What's Going Around."

MRSA is in the news, as former Husker and current Tampa Bay Buccaneer Carl Nicks is not able to play football because of MRSA.  Plus, two of his teammates were also sidelined.

And with football in full swing and wrestling just around the corner Dr. Janice Kutilik with the Grand Island Clinic spoke about MRSA.

In order to catch MRSA you must have physical contact with an infected person.

MRSA starts small and gets very big in twenty four to forty eight hours.

The infected tissue can look like an ingrown hair or a pimple at first.

If cleared by a doctor to play sports, make sure you have taken the proper antibiotics and there is no drainage to the site.

If there are other staph infections on the skin, or you have a suspicious skin rash or sore... it needs to be looked at.

MRSA is painful and hard.. puss–filled... and it will drain.

Be careful of a sore no matter how big or small.

Wash it with antibacterial soap and cover it.

MRSA is resistant to a lot of antibiotics.

Plus Kutilek says that a doctor at the Grand Island Clinic has seen the clinic's first case of influenza for the season.

Dr. Michael Johnson with the Hastings Family Practice says he has a patient with Viral Meningitis.  Johnson says it could be West Nile related.

He is currently waiting for test results. He says keep an eye out for mosquitoes until everything freezes.

He also hospitalized one child with Mycoplasma Pneumonia.

For more information you can go to our website at KHASTV dot com.

With what's going Around... I'm Ginger ten Bensel... News 5.