TROY, Mich. -

A football player from Troy Athens High School has been diagnosed with MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus).

The principal says the freshman was treated immediately after being diagnosed. He has not returned to school.

Areas of the school from the locker rooms, cafeteria and classrooms have been disinfected.

The principal believes the campus is safe for all students.

MRSA is a type of staph infection resistant to some antibiotics.

The Oakland County Department of Health and Human Services provides this additional information regarding MRSA: View fact sheet PDF here.

This web link from the Center for Disease Control website is targeted specifically to student athletes with advice regarding the prevention of MRSA.