MRSA confirmed in Indian River County School

MRSA confirmed in Indian River County School

Indian River County, Fl- A case of MRSA, a highly contagious skin infection, has been confirmed in Indian River County.

The Indian River County School District confirmed they learned of an Osceola Magnet School student’s diagnosis on Thursday morning.

A district spokesperson says a school health aide noticed a suspicious sore on the student Wednesday. The student went to the hospital where the diagnosis was confirmed. Students who shared a classroom with the student diagnosed with MRSA were temporarily relocated to ensure that deep cleaning may be done and that they did not come in contact with any area that may be contaminated.

 A custodial team was on campus within an hour with deep cleaning equipment and hospital grade disinfectants.

The district says they keep the disinfectants in stock at all schools now, and there is extra in storage in case of an emergency. The district says there is no indication the student contracted MRSA at school.

Five schools in Palm Beach County have also been recently scrubbed because of MRSA. It is not believed that these cases are related at all.

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