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MRSA closes school

May 7, 2013

DETROIT, MI — All buildings in the Mount Clemens Community School District are closed for cleaning today after a teacher and a paraprofessional at the high school were diagnosed with MRSA infections, according to the Detroit Free Press.

After custodians disinfect buildings and buses at the 1600-student district, Superintendent Deborah Wahlstrom believes the school will reopen for classes on Wednesday, the article stated.

"On Thursday, we had a teacher that noticed what looked like a spider bite on her leg; on Saturday she went to the doctor who told her it was MRSA. The teacher was told to put a bandage over the infected area and was cleared to return to school on Monday," Wahlstrom explained.

According to the article, when a doctor diagnosed a paraprofessional with the infection on Monday, the decision was made to sanitize the district.

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