Mrsa | New York High School Confirms Case Of MRSA


HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. – A New York high school put its students on alert Thursday after confirming a case of methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, less than a year after one of its wrestling stars was hospitalized for almost a month with the superbug.

The school district of Hauppauge, a town in Long Island’s Suffolk County, issued a health alert to parents and students on Wednesday, the Long Island Press reported.

“Our district has just been notified that there is a confirmed case of MRSA in the High School,” said a letter from Superintendent Patricia Sullivan-Kriss. “In response to this, the district acted upon protocols developed to help guard against the spread of this bacterial infection including sanitizing instructional areas.”


MRSA is a drug-resistant form of a usually harmless common bacterium which can be deadly when it infects wounds. It is often found in


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