Highly contagious skin infection found at Horseheads High School

Highly contagious skin infection found at Horseheads High School


HORSEHEADS (WENY) — Horseheads High School officials say there is a highly contagious skin infection going around the school.

According to the school district, a number of high school students have been diagnosed with impetigo, a bacterial infection caused by staph or strep. The number of students with impetigo is unknown, but the district says all known cases are being treated.

Superintendent Dr. Thomas Douglas sent a letter to parents saying, “Please be assured that all of our cleaning staff have been trained in the proper procedures for the cleaning and disinfection of school buildings. Our cleaners have appropriate disinfecting and cleaning agents to use when cleaning our schools.”

Officials ask anyone showing signs of impetigo to contact their healthcare provider immediately.

Source: WBNG News


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