NORTHVILLE (WWJ) – A case of MRSA has been reported at Northville High School within the athletic program.

The school district was informed about a student in the Northville High School athletic program who has the infection. The student’s parent notified the district after they received confirmation from the student’s family doctor.

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The district initiated a prescribed cleaning regimen of the team locker rooms at NHS and continues to monitor the situation.

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The case is separate from one reported last month in Northville, however both students were involved in athletics, officials said.

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Check out Prevention Information and Advice for Athletes from the CDC. The best way to avoid contracting the virus is frequent hand-washing.