Toxic Staph Outbreak Hits N.M. School

Cheerleader gets drug-resistant MRSA and 12 others treated with antibiotics.
1:19 | 01/11/12

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-- high school's wrestling in weight rooms have been disinfected more than forty times since last week. It's big claim to clean to clean to clean. And Rodney Wright the athletic coordinator says they'll be -- some more after one student reported -- confirmed case of -- last Tuesday. -- says an antibiotic resistant staph bacteria that spreads -- close contact. And since the first report twelve other students have reported that they have at least the staph infection. As of yesterday aboard -- we had two more cases that. -- we had to. For the right says they -- a letter home to parents of every winner athlete. But admits he did not sinden and out to the entire school do you think every parish. -- -- -- -- You know probably -- hindsight I'll tell you this -- -- the week you know week I could've done district wide. Wright says so far the outbreak has been limited to wrestlers in cheerleaders who shared the same facilities -- this outbreak school leaders also have a big concern that some students are taking their clothes home and watching them every single day so they're pleading with both students and parents. Make sure their clothes are clean before they come back this. -- take precautions. Just like you would with any type of cold or flu or any other viruses. Viruses that can spread easily especially among groups of teenagers. Angela it will car KOAT action 7 NEWS.

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