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MRSA Found at East Bridgewater School



    MRSA Found at East Bridgewater School
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    Staphylococcus Aureus In Biofilm.

    A MRSA case has been detected at the East Bridgewater Junior/Senior High School Thursday, school officials said.

    According to the school district's superintendent, the building was cleaned and disinfected Thursday night with industrial-regulated MRSA disinfectant and that after consulting with the Department of Public Health, the school was deemed safe for students and staff to return to class Friday.

    Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aueus, or MRSA, is a bacteria that's resistant to many antibiotics that can cause numerous problems, including skin infections, pneumonia and bloodstream infections, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Anyone with concerns or questions about the situation is asked to call the Department of Health at 508-378-1612 or the East Bridgewater School Department at 508-378-8986.

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