A Dunlap High School football player has contracted MRSA, a type of staph infection which is many times resistant to many antibiotics. In a message to parents and staff, Dunlap administrators say they don't know how the student contracted the infection but have taken all precautionary steps to ensure the high school is cleaned. MRSA is usually spread by skin to skin contact and may also be spread by contact with contaminated surfaces or sports equipment. Administrators say students should report possible infections and be aware of signs and symptoms of MRSA, including skin infections which may be red, swollen, painful and have pus or other drainage.
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