Drug-resistant staph infections are on the rise.
A school in New York has found a student and an employee with MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. A student in Virginia died from the infection, and 21 schools were closed and cleaned as a result.
It's never too late to repeat: I wipe down the surfaces in my room once a week, and wash my hands frequently during the day. I have actually had students who have had virulent staph infections and not even know it.
It's really frightening.
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