GILBERT, AZ — A student athlete at Higley High School
recently came down with a confirmed case of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
(MRSA), a contagious, antibiotic-resistant skin infection, according to KUPT-TV
The student was hospitalized for treatment and has not practiced with the team since the infection was identified, the story stated.
A letter was sent home to parents and guardians of Higley students notifying them of the situation and offering tips to ensure the safety and well-being of themselves as well as the students, the story noted.
The CDC strongly recommends thorough and frequent hand washing, covering of wounds, washing of athletic clothing every day and insists that students do not share clothing articles, towels, razors, personal items, etc., the story added.