MRSA case confirmed at Southern Elementary in Greensboro

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- School officials say a case of MRSA has been confirmed at Southern Elementary School in Greensboro.

A Guilford County Schools spokesperson says the case was confirmed in a student late Tuesday afternoon.

A ConnectED message was sent to parents and staff Tuesday evening, the spokesperson said.

MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. The term is used to describe a number of strains of the bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus, that are resistant to a number of antibiotics, including methicillin.

A letter is being sent to parents on Wednesday, the spokesperson said.

The spokesperson says they are disinfecting the classroom the student uses.

No other cases had been reported as of Wednesday afternoon, the spokesperson said.

No other information was immediately available.