Astoria High School confirms MRSA case

By WEEK Producer

Astoria High School confirms MRSA case

March 7, 2014 Updated Mar 7, 2014 at 4:32 PM CDT

ASTORIA, Ill. -- Astoria High School reports that it has at least one confirmed case of MRSA.

MRSA, also called Staph, is an antibiotic resistant bacteria that usually causes skin infections.

Astoria Superintendent Don Willett says that practicing good hygiene is one of the most important things someone can do to control the spread of the disease.

Officials also say that as a precautionary measure, they are using disinfectant foggers in the classrooms after school hours.

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