Stopping The Spread Of M-R-S-A
By Gavin Johnson, WCJB TV20 News
Another public school student was diagnosed with the superbug "M-R-S-A" last week. Now his mom says school officials aren't doing enough to keep other students from catching the disease.
The teen who has M-R-S-A is a tenth grader at Branford High School. And his mom fears other students could soon find themselves visiting a hospital. Because she says the school isn't being completely disinfected. School officials say there's really no way to stop the spread of M-R-S-A. But they are doing everything they can. Suwannee School Health Official, Margaret Wooley, says, "The teachers are wiping surfaces where kids sit, wiping door knobs. we're being very proactive with having wipes for teachers."
So far Suwannee County schools have had seven cases of M-R-S-A reported, Columbia County schools three cases, Marion County zero, and in Alachua County one case was reported.
But Alachua County officials are investigating five illnesses that could be linked to the disease.
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