New case of MRSA reported at Northville High School

New case of MRSA reported at Northville High School

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NORTHVILLE, Mich. (WJBK) -

For the second time in a matter of months a case of MRSA is being reported at Northville High School.

The district says the athletic areas of NHS have been scrubbed down after a parent notified the district about a new case of MRSA involving a student on Monday. According to a statement from the district the parent has reported the wound has remained covered, minimizing the risk of exposure.

"This latest case of (Methicillin-ResistantStaphylococcus aureus), is separate from the case reported on August 30, 2013, at (NHS) with an individual in our athletic program," the district said in a release.

The bacteria typically causes an antibiotic-resistant skin infection that can be spread by direct contact or by sharing personal items, like towels and razors, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Skin infections including MRSA have been reported in athletes mostly in high-physical-contact sports such as wrestling, football, and rugby. However, MRSA infections have been reported among athletes in other sports.

The district is also providing parents with additional information about MRSA including symptoms and prevention from the Oakland County Department of Health & Human Services  and the Centers for Disease Control.

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