Two Texas panhandle residents died from methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, during the last two weeks, the Texas Department of State Health Services has reported. Health officials have not released the names of the two deceased individuals, but one is believed to be 13-year-old Mason Chandler Frost of Borger who died on November 9, [...]
A Providence, Rhode Island school bus driver has developed the superbug infection known as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, a Providence schools spokesperson announced Thursday. The driver’s usual route on bus number 136 carries students to Carl Lauro and Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary Schools.
The bus driver sought medical attention for the staph [...]
Three confirmed cases of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureas (MRSA) have been reported to administrators at Lafayette High School in Lexington, Kentucky. MRSA is the virulent staph infection that made headlines last month when it claimed the lives of four American children.
The three infected students are under the care of a physician. School officials are working [...]
A Chicago area elementary school has banned three children from attending school because a 13-year-old member of their family is infected with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, MSNBC reported. The children show no signs of infection, but school officials fear they might be contagious.
After the infected boy, Pheron, and his mother appeared on television [...]
In Portage, Indiana, two Portage High School students have confirmed cases of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA. Two additional students were sent home on Wednesday, but have not reported back to the school at this time. Portage High School parents were informed of the infections via a recorded telephone message on Thursdsay.
MRSA is [...]
An Akron Public Schools press conference on Friday, November 9, 2007 revealed that two adults and three children at five separate schools have contracted methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA. The confirmed MRSA infections occurred in individuals at Barrett Academy, Firestone Park Elementary School, Harris Elementary School, David Hill Community Learning Center and Voris Community [...]
Seven students at Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) in Michigan have been diagnosed with the superbug known as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) since the school year began. After the first four cases of the potentially lethal staph infection were announced by school officials on October 26, 2007, three additional students were diagnosed with MRSA.
Of the [...]
Following the diagnosis of antibiotic-resistant staph infections in several local students and teachers, the Tulsa Public School District will now require teachers and staff to notify health services of all children with suspicious looking rashes or wounds. Confirmed cases of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) have been diagnosed in a teacher at Edison High School, [...]
Four confirmed cases of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) were diagnosed among West Virginia State University in October 2007, not nine as originally announced. The inflated figures were due to misreporting by students and lack of adequate medical confirmation. Some of the students had staph infections that, unlike MRSA, could be easily treated with [...]
A Richmond, Missouri school is closed for disinfection after the diagnosis of drug-resistant staph in at least seven children. The children, all students at Sunrise Elementary School, are infected with the virulent form of staph known as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA. An eighth student and a teacher are believed to have the [...]« go back — keep looking »