MRSA case confirmed at Tucson school

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MRSA found in skin infection

TUCSON -- A strain of the dangerous and drug resistant bacteria known as MRSA has been confirmed at Tucson's Desert View High School.

Sunnyside Unified School District officials say a student is being treated for a skin infection that yesterday was confirmed was due to MRSA.

After the student became ill, Desert View custodians, as a precaution, disinfected the school's gym, locker rooms and restrooms, as well as classrooms the student was assigned to. After MRSA was confirmed yesterday, school officials say the entire school was disinfected.

Information from: Arizona Daily Star

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