Mrsa Symptoms | 3 Students Diagnosed With MRSA In Worcester

WORCESTER, Mass. — Three high school students in Worcester have been diagnosed with Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Infections.

Two students diagnosed attend Worcester South High School, while the other is a student at Worcester Technical High School. School leaders are taking steps to keep the rest of the students safe by thoroughly cleaning the buildings, especially sports equipment and the schools’ locker rooms.

“Last night we did some extraordinary cleaning in the public areas of the schools, door handles, that sort of thing. So now we’re in process for the locker room, the weight room,” said Dr. Jeffrey Mulqueen of Worcester Public Schools.

School officials said the students diagnosed with the infection are all athletes; one of them is on the football team for one of the schools.

“We’re taking some additional precautions by cleaning the locker rooms, making sure equipment is clean, notifying coaches so that they don’t have students sharing equipment or clothing,

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