Mrsa | Elementary School Staffer Sickened With MRSA


19 Action News has learnedPrincipal Mike Daulbaugh posted a letter on the district’s website on September 21st, alerting parents to the health situation.

Daulbaugh says theCampus Elementary School staff member has received treatment with appropriate antibiotics and is now recovering at home.

He also assures parents that the school has been thoroughly cleaned and all school officials and nurses have been briefed with MRSA information.

Dear Parents,

I am writing to inform you of a health issue that has been recently reported to me. A case of MRSA has been diagnosed in one of our staff members.

A number of school systems in our region have reported cases of students with a bacterial infection of the skin that is resistant to the more common forms of antibiotics.


The infection is called Methicillin-Resistant Staph Aureus or MRSA. MRSA is not new; it has been around for nearly two decades. Most school districts experience one or more cases each year. The skin condition most commonly looks like an infected pimple or boils and can worsen to include redness, warmth, swelling, pain and discharge. It can be mistaken as a spider or insect bite. MRSA is spread by skin-to-skin contact and is more common in athletes because of close personal contact.

At this time, the Streetsboro City Schools District has one confirmed case of MRSA at Campus Elementary. The staff member has received treatment with appropriate antibiotics and is at home doing fine.

Please be assured that the


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