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Friday, September 26, 2014

MRSA at the middle school

A student at Ligonier Valley Middle School has been diagnosed with MRSA, a type of staph infection frequently spread by skin-to-skin contact or direct contact with infected surfaces.
The school sent notification letters to parents on Sept. 18 and posted a “MRSA Fact Sheet,” issued by the state Department of Health, on its website. It said the skin infection is resistant to some antibiotics.
“We have received a report of a confirmed case of Community Acquired MRSA,” it read.

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