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Friday, September 26, 2014

3 confirmed MRSA cases in LVSD

There are now three confirmed cases of MRSA in Ligonier Valley School District.
Superintendent Dr. Chris Oldham said officials learned Friday that a student at the high school had contracted the staph infection typically spread through skin-to-skin contact or direct contact with infected surfaces.
The first case was confirmed on Sept. 18 in a middle school student, Oldham said. Shortly afterward, officials learned another middle school student had contracted MRSA. “Those students were treated and cleared by their doctors, so they've been back at school,” she said.
Antibiotics are used to treat the infection, and a doctor's clearance is required before a student can return to school, Oldham said.
The school periodically disinfects all chairs and desktops, but after a case of MRSA is confirmed, a bleach solution is used on all areas the student frequents, Oldham said.
All district buses are going to be disinfected, she said.

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