Officials confirm NC high school student has MRSA

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MONROE, N.C. — School officials at Monroe High School confirmed a student has MRSA.

The Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection, or MRSA,  is caused by a strain of staph bacteria that’s become resistant to the antibiotics. It often occurs in people who have been in hospitals or other health care settings, a Mayo Clinic spokesperson said.

Officials said all the proper procedures have been followed.

Channel 9 is working to learn more about the student.

Read more: WSOC

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