Staph infection confirmed at Bardstown schools

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By Lydelle Abbott

Three cases of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA), a form of staph infection, have been confirmed in the Bardstown School System.

One Bardstown Primary School student and two Bardstown Elementary students have been diagnosed by a family physician, according to a letter that was sent home to parents this week.

The staph infection often causes a skin infection and is resistant to certain antibiotics. The infection may be identifiable by what appears like a spider bite, turf burn, abscess, boil, impetigo or infected skin or a wound.

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