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Another staph infection confirmed Port Townsend

Associated Press - November 4, 2007 4:25 PM ET

PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. (AP) - The Port Townsend School District has canceled a preschool class at 1 of its elementary schools after confirming a second case of a drug-resistant staph infection.

An adult in Grant Street Elementary School's preschool has been treated for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA (pronounced MER-sah), and is no longer considered contagious.

But Principal Steve Finch says the preschool will be closed Monday and Tuesday so crews can disinfect the classroom. The rest of the school will hold classes as usual.

Last week, a football player at Port Townsend High School was diagnosed with MRSA, prompting school officials to cancel the final football game of the year.

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