A fourth case of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, has been reported in Mentor schools.
Mentor Public Schools said it received notification on Sunday that a student at Lake Elementary School was treated the antibiotic-resistant form of staph infection.
School officials are reassuring parents that this is not a major outbreak. They said each case appears to be isolated.
The school was sanitized by custodians on Sunday. Disinfected areas of the school include the gym, media center, tech lab, music room, lunch tables, door handles, bathrooms, chairs and desks.
However, there is no indication that this student contracted the infection at school, officials said.
A letter was sent home to all Lake Elementary parents to notify them of the infection.
Since the initial MRSA report on Sept. 17, the district has stepped up sanitizing procedures in every school building and on buses, with special attention being paid to athletic facilities and any surfaces that may come into contact with skin such as desks and door handles.
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