Yuba City school latest with student infection
The Associated Press
Article Launched: 11/03/2007 08:08:23 PM PDT
YUBA CITY, Calif.â€”A Yuba City elementary school is the latest to announce that a student has an antibiotic-resistant infection.
Yuba City Unified School District is sending parents warning letters about Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureusâ€”commonly called MRSAâ€”after the staph infection was confirmed Friday.
The letter urges parents to have children wash their hands regularly and to avoid sharing clothing or towels. The infected child’s classroom is also being disinfected.
Meanwhile, Chico State University is reporting 31 students have tested positive for MRSA since January.
Read about MRSA at http://www.buttecounty.net/publichealth