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Two Hernando High School football players contract MRSA

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November

Two Hernando High football players have contracted the bacterial infection known as MRSA, district spokesman Roy Gordon said Friday morning.  Superintendent Lori Romano said school officials sent home a letter from the Hernando County Health Department in October to notify parents and tell them how to take precautions.

MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and can be difficult to treat due to its resistance to many kinds of antibiotics. The infection can begin as a small pimple or boil, and is most commonly spread by having close physical contact with an infected person. It can also be contracted from items like towels, sheets and razors.

Romano did not have information on the condition of the students.

[Last modified: Friday, November 1, 2013 11:01am]

    

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