Northville reports student with MRSA at high school

School district says student in Northville High School athletic program has MRSA

NORTHVILLE, Mich. - Another case of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) has been confirmed at Northville Public Schools.

The school district is reporting that it was notified Monday about a student in the Northville High School athletic program who has the infection. The student's parent notified the district after getting confirmation from the student's physician.

The parent said the wound has remained covered to minimize the risk of exposure.

This case is separate from the one reported on Aug. 30 in Northville.

The district will be cleaning the athletic areas at the high school as a precautionary measure.

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.

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