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MRSA diagnosis at Suncoast Community High School in Riviera Beach

Posted at 11:00 AM, Apr 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-26 12:16:19-04

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. — The contagious bacteria MRSA has been discovered at Suncoast Community High School in Riviera Beach, according to the Palm Beach County School District.

A district spokesperson said a person on campus was diagnosed.

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Out of an abundance of caution, the Department of Environmental and Conservation Services scrubbed and sanitized the campus overnight, and the school was clean by Thursday morning.

The CDC said MRSA can cause a bacterial staph infection that's transmitted primarily through skin-to-skin contact, as well as surfaces that have been touched by an infected person.

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