WESTON, Conn. – Officials at Weston High School sent a letter home warning parents about one confirmed case of acquired Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and one unconfirmed case awaiting culture results.
Officials told parents in the letter that they have been in contact with the districts medical advisor Dr. L. Marks, with the Westport Weston Health District and with the Connecticut State Department of Health to review precautionary procedures.
An official with Weston schools told Fox News there are no plans currently to close the schools.
In the letter, school officials said they are following the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for infectious diseases.
According to the CDC, MRSA is a type of staph that is resistant to certain antibiotics. MRSA infections in the community are usually manifested as skin infections, such as pimples and boils, and occur in otherwise healthy people.
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Skin infections caused by staph may be red, swollen and painful or have pus or other drainage. MRSA is transmitted most frequently by direct skin-to-skin contact.
A news conference will be held at 2:30 p.m. in the Central Office Annex