DEER PARK, Wash. - Administrators at Deer Park High School announced Wednesday that one of their students has a confirmed case of MRSA.
The student was not in attendance Wednesday, but did attend school Tuesday. The infected area was covered with a dressing from the doctor's office and with clothing.
The school district says it is taking preventative measures, such as disinfecting all "high contact" areas, and reminding students and staff to wash hands frequently and to not share personal items.
A letter and fact sheet were sent home to parents.