LEXINGTON, Ky. – A high school student in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky is reported in critical condition with an antibiotic-resistant infection.
West Jessamine High School junior Ryan Robinson was placed on life support at the University of Kentucky Hospital after being diagnosed with methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus — or MRSA.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reported that was confirmed by Sam Pile, who coaches the youth's soccer team.
Pile said Robinson played well Thursday, but said his mother said the boy fell ill that night. His ailment was first diagnosed as influenza, but MRSA was later discovered.
Jessamine County Schools Superintendent Lu S. Young said the school and the Career and Technical Center have been thoroughly cleaned.