High school wrestler Anthony Lucia, 15, was hospitalized for six days with MRSA in December 2014. His family is now suing the Rocky Point Union Free School District. (Credit: CBS2)

Lawsuit: Wrestling Mats To Blame For Rocky Point Student’s MRSA Infection

The family of a high school wrestler in Suffolk County has sued his school district for $12 million, claiming negligence caused the 15-year-old to contract a dangerous MRSA infection.



Long Island Parents Sue School District After Son Contracts MRSA

Attorney Jon Ray said Lucia was a wrestler and filthy mats at the school were a breeding ground for the infection.


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Ex-Giant Lawrence Tynes Files Lawsuit Against Buccaneers Over MRSA Infection

Former NFL kicker Lawrence Tynes has filed a lawsuit against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers over a MRSA infection he contracted in a toe on his kicking foot, prematurely ending his career.


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Third Case Of MRSA At Long Island High School

A third student on the same sports team at Rocky Point High School on Long Island has been diagnosed with the bacterial infection known as MRSA.


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MRSA Infections Confirmed For 2 Students At Rocky Point High School On Long Island

Two students in the Rocky Point Union Free School District on Long Island have now contracted dangerous MRSA infections, the school district announced Monday.


3 Commack High School Students Contract MRSA

The Suffolk County Health Department is providing guidance to the school and coaches have passed out printed information to student athletes on how to avoid infection.


A colorized transmission electron micrograph of an Ebola virus virion is seen. (credit: CDC/Getty Images)

Dr. Max Gomez: Health Experts Look To Technology To Ease Ebola Concerns

With concern over Ebola and Enterovirus-68 increasing, health experts are looking for ways to prevent the infection from spreading.


Firefighters train at the FDNY training academy on May 9, 2014.  (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC Fire Academy Takes Steps To Curb MRSA Outbreak

The FDNY is taking steps to prevent infection after more than a dozen probationary firefighters were diagnosed with the drug-resistant staph infection called MRSA.


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Several NYC Probationary Firefighters Contract MRSA

A number of probationary New York City firefighters are on medical leave after contracting a drug-resistant staph infection commonly known as MRSA, officials said.


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Flying The Filthy Skies: New Research Shows That Bacteria Thrives In Airplane Cabins

Researchers exposed six airplane surfaces to both bacterias. The exposed surfaces included arm rests, leather seats, tray tables, seat pockets, window shades, and toilet handles.


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Parents At Bronx School Outraged Over Lack Of Communication About Suspected MRSA

Officials were concerned that the bacterial infection Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, better known as MRSA, turned up at the Lewis and Clark Special Education School on Tratman Avenue on Tuesday.


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Officials: Another L.I. College Student Diagnosed With MRSA

A commuter student at Farmingdale State College contracted the bacterial infection Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, better known as MRSA, school officials said.



LIU Post Student Athlete Treated For MRSA

A college student on Long Island has been treated for the bacterial infection Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, better known as MRSA.


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Students At NJ High School Learning More About MRSA Than They Ever Imagined

Steinert High School in Hamilton Township, near Trenton, is where students, teachers and staff are all getting a crash course in hardcore hygiene.


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Babylon High School Student Diagnosed With MRSA

A student athlete at Babylon High School is being treated at home with antibiotics after being diagnosed with MRSA.