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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

US : Second MRSA Case Reported at High School

Via Hauppauge Patch, excerpt :

" Hauppauge school district officials are alerting parents to a second confirmed case of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus at Hauppauge High School this year.

The district sent out a notice to parents dated June 6, also posted on its website, that reads:

"Our district has just been notified that there is a confirmed case of MRSA in the High School. In response to this, the district acted upon protocols developed to help guard against the spread of this bacterial infection including sanitizing instructional areas."

Pam Donovan, a spokeswoman for the district, said no further details regarding the MRSA case will be released out of concern for the student's privacy. Information on the district's actions to sanitize the high school were not immediately available.

This is the second case of MRSA reported at Hauppauge High School this year. Junior wrestler Nick Mauriello spent weeks in intensive care at Stony Brook University Hospital after contracting a case of MRSA that developed into a Lemierre's Syndrome, a rare but deadly bacteria infection in the throat or mouth that spreads through the circulatory system."

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