ROCKY POINT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — 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.
Michael Ring, the school’s district superintendent, sent a letter notifying parents and staff on Tuesday after the student contracted the infection. The other two cases were reported in December.
Ring said the school has taken measures to sanitize the building with disinfectants.
“As with any health matter, we take MRSA very seriously as the health and welfare of our students, staff and visitors is our top priority,” Ring said in the letter. “Please be assured that the district continues to act in a vigilant and proactive manner to maximize our ability to help contain the spread of contagions, including MRSA.”