WESTLAKE, OH (WOIO) - The Westlake School District has sent a letter home to parents about a MRSA case at Lee Burneson Middle School.
Here is the letter:
Please be assured our District takes a proactive approach and institutes measures to help prevent the spread of bacteria, germs and MRSA. Our custodians clean all areas regularly with a disinfectant and work closely with our health department in such circumstances. MRSA bacteria live on the skin and may be introduced into your child's environment at any time. In order to prevent this from happening, effective hand washing, body cleanliness and wound care remain the primary means to prevent the spread of such infection. We are communicating and emphasizing this in the buildings, through our athletic department and to our community. Early treatment of suspected MRSA cases is important. If your child shows any symptoms of MRSA, be sure to consult your health care provider as soon as possible. We have enclosed a fact sheet to help you better understand MRSA.
Again it is important to note we have no reason to believe that any student was at risk of having been exposed to MRSA, but we do recognize the importance of keeping our school community informed and educating about prevention practices.
Westlake City School District