Barren County Superbug

A staph infection that's sweeping through school locker rooms around the country has even hit here in South Central Kentucky.
Officials at Barren County High School say eight football players had confirmed cases of the MRSA staph infection.

MRSA can cause mild skin irritations to more severe infections that can become deadly.

Barren County Assistant Superintendent, Bill Walter, says the outbreak began several weeks ago and at least two of the players were hospitalized with the illness.

All the players have recovered, but Walter says extensive cleaning continues daily inside the locker room.


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