Streetsboro City Schools staff member diagnosed with MRSA

STREETSBORO, Ohio - A Streetsboro City Schools staff member was diagnosed with Methicillin-Resistant Staph Aureus or MRSA.

The district has one confirmed case of MRSA at Campus Elementary.

The staff member has received treatment with appropriate antibiotics and is at home doing fine, said principal Mike Daulbaugh.

A letter went home to parents Sept. 21 reporting the health issue.

Daulbaugh said a number of school systems in the area have reported cases of students with a bacterial infection of the skin that is resistant to the more common forms of antibiotics. Most school districts experience one or more cases each year.

The skin condition most commonly looks like an infected pimple or boils and can worsen to include redness, warmth, swelling, pain and discharge. It can be mistaken as a spider or insect bite. MRSA is spread by skin-to-skin contact and is more common in athletes because of close personal contact.

The appropriate actions have been taken to sanitize and disinfect any suspected areas, Daulbaugh said.

If you would like additional information check out the district's website .

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