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School scoured to stem infections

October 1, 2012

HOLLAND, PA — After members of the soccer and football teams contracted a skin infection, cleaning crews were tasked with sanitizing Council Rock High School South from top to bottom, according to The Inquirer.

locker roomSchool personnel and ARAMARK employees disinfected touch points, including water fountains, doorknobs and railings, while paying particular attention to the locker rooms, weight room and showers, the article stated.

According to the article, Superintendent Mark J. Klein indicated that two cases of skin infection were confirmed on Thursday, a number that was later raised to six cases.

None of the students screened tested positive for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), though one member of the football team was diagnosed with the drug-resistant strain, well before the current outbreak, the article noted.

What steps do your facilities take when an outbreak of a potentially dangerous infection is suspected or confirmed?