MRSA case confirmed at Livonia-Stevenson High School

LIVONIA, Mich. (WXYZ) - Another case of MRSA has been confirmed in southeast Michigan, and this time it's at Livonia-Stevenson High School.

As of right now, classes will be held, and the staff here is following district and Wayne County protocol.

They continue sanitizing the school thoroughly, and the student who's been diagnosed won't be returning to school until cleared by a doctor.

At this point, it's still not clear where the student contracted the infection.

MRSA or the bacteria that causes it is present just about everywhere, most notably in schools, hospitals, locker rooms, or any other place people may gather together.

As many as 19,000 Americans die from MRSA-related complications every year.

Just this year in metro-Detroit alone, cases have popped up in schools in Northville, Saint Clair Shores, Belleville, and Troy.

Catching these symptoms early is extremely important; look out for anything looking like a rash, pimple or a bug bite.

Stay with 7 Action News, as we'll be sure to update you on this developing story.

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