Two cases of MRSA confirmed at Carmel High School

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CARMEL – Carmel High School confirms that two cases of MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) have been reported at the school.

Fox 59 first reported the problem Friday night. Several games were played at the high school before crews were brought in Sunday to disinfect the locker rooms. At that time, the school district could say only that some athletes were dealing with a skin condition. The district is now confirming two cases of MRSA, a type of staph infection often resistant to antibiotics.

“Our athletic trainers quickly identified the skin infections and arranged treatment for those students,” the school said in a statement. “As always, our trainers will continue to actively monitor the health of all our athletes. Carmel High School, under the advisement of our athletic trainers, has taken the extra precautionary step this weekend by ‘fogging’ the locker rooms.”

The school said it would take every precautionary measure to protect athletes.

For more information about MRSA and athletics, visit the CDC website.