District confirms case of MRSA

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By Johnathan Ryan

HEATH SPRINGS – Parents of students at Heath Springs Elementary School have been notified of a confirmed case of the antibiotic-resistant staph infection commonly called MRSA.Letters were sent home on Thursday asking parents to be watchful for signs of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, such as boils or pimple-like red spots on the skin. The staph bacteria is commonly spread when it comes in contact with breaks in the skin such as open sores.The Heath Springs Elementary student who contracted MRSA returned to school Wednesday after being successfully treated.

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