Pair of Hernando High students have MRSA
Two Hernando High students have contracted the bacterial infection known as MRSA. 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.