Mrsa | MRSA Case At Day Care Angers Parents


Some parents are upset with how aBloomfield day care handled a recent case of MRSA that one of their staff members was diagnosed with.

Parents told NBC Connecticut officials atThe Kids Place on JolleyDrive were notified that a teacher came down with MRSAlast Friday. They saidthey were nottold about the problem until Monday morning when they showed up to drop off theirchildren.

“All of the staff and the teachers were seated outside and they said this is the information we’ve been instructed to give you. It’s up to you if you want to leave your daughter,” said Nicole Miller, a parent from Hartford.

“The staff said it’s their decision if they want to go in the building or not and they were not, so they were going to have classes outside,” said Dianne Norton, a parent fromWest Hartford.


The teacher is back at school, according to parents, but that’s not why they are upset. Instead, they feel the Massachusetts-based company should have notified them sooner. They’re also upset at hearing the company chose not to hire professional cleaners to disinfect thebuilding.

“The staff shouldn’t be asked to clean after a MRSAexposure,” said Miller.

MRSA is an infection caused by a staph infection, and is resistant to antibiotic treatment, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Symptoms can include painful boils on the skin, and can lead to life-threatening infections. It is transmitted by skin to skin contact.

State guidelines from the Department of Public Health do not require child care centers to use professional cleaning services after a MRSAexposure, as long as proper disinfectants are used.


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