MRSA Case Reported at Pivik Elementary
One student is being treated for a staph infection and the school has been sanitized, according to officials.
A case of Methicillin-Resistant Staphlococcus Aureus (MRSA) infection has been reported at Pivik Elementary School.
The affected student currently is receiving treatment and the Plum School District facilities department sanitized the school building Wednesday night, according to a notice on the district website.
"Be aware that all the necessary precautions and protocols have been followed regarding treatment for this case and the sanitization of the building," the statement on the website read. "We will continue to take measures to ensure a clean and safe learning environment for our students."
MRSA is a type of staph bacteria that causes a skin infection. To prevent the spread of MRSA, students shoud wash their hands, cover all wounds and avoid sharing personal items.
School resumed as usual Thursday and students were not released early because the situation was not classified as an emergency.
More information about MRSA can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at http://www.cdc.gov/mrsa.