UNION COUNTY, N.C. — A single case of a highly contagious staph infection has been confirmed at an elementary school in Union County.
Officials with Union County Publics Schools told FOX 46 they had a case of MRSA at Union Elementary School on Monday. The school is located at 5320 White Store Road in Wingate.
An email was sent by school officials notifying parents about the MRSA staph infection on Monday.
School officials said they are working closely with their school nurses and the Union County Health Department.
MRSA, or Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a cause of staph infection that is difficult to treat because of resistance to some antibiotics, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.
Staph infections—including those caused by MRSA—can spread in hospitals, other healthcare facilities, and in the community where you live, work, and go to school.
Click here to learn about the signs, symptoms and prevention of MRSA.
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