School District Announces MRSA Case
(Courtesy: MGN Online)
WESTLAKE, Ohio — The Westlake City School District announced on Friday that a Lee Burneson Middle School student had contracted MRSA.
The case was not contracted in the school, the student does not participate in organized sports and has not been at school since contracting the infection.
The District said there was no reason to believe any student is at risk of having been exposed to MRSA.
A portion of an announcement sent to parents and families read:
“Please be assured our District takes a proactive approach and institutes measures to help prevent the spread of bacteria, germs and MRSA. Our custodians clean all areas regularly with a disinfectant and work closely with our health department in such circumstances. MRSA bacteria live on the skin and may be introduced into your child’s environment at any time. In order to prevent this from happening, effective hand washing, body cleanliness and wound care remain the primary means to prevent the spread of such infection. We are communicating and emphasizing this in the buildings, through our athletic department and to our community. Early treatment of suspected MRSA cases is important. If your child shows any symptoms of MRSA, be sure to consult your health care provider as soon as possible.”
Westlake City Schools posted the information on the MRSA case and additional information about the infection on its website. To access it, click here.