Staph Infections Hit Local Schools


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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, October 30, 2007

A student at Natomas Middle School and a student at Rocklin High School were diagnosed with the germ. The students are recovering and both schools were scrubbed down with disinfectant.

Sacramento County’s deputy health officer Doctor Karen Tait says she’s not worried about a full-blown epidemic. 

"We really haven’t seen outbreaks here locally. We have just heard of occasional cases and that’s really to be expected anywhere and it doesn’t seem to be a particular problem with the schools as opposed to anywhere else in the community." 

Staph infections have spread in recent weeks through schools across the country. Most of the time the infection can be treated, but it can be deadly.