NewsYour Health Matters


Student athletes possibly infected with MRSA in Broward County

Posted at 7:18 AM, Feb 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-04 07:21:58-05

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — School officials in Broward County spent the weekend sanitizing gyms and locker rooms after learning of multiple cases of wrestlers who possibly have the bacterial infection MRSA.

School district spokeswoman Kathy Koch says four or five students are suspected of having the infection which is usually spread through direct skin-to-skin contact or contact with shared items.

Letters were sent home to parents at seven high schools, but district officials sanitized athletic facilities at all 33 high schools as a precaution.

Last Fridays basketball games and wrestling matches were also canceled.