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|All Clear Given After MRSA Detected and Measures Taken at King Elementary School
|The principal of one of Galesburg's elementary schools says all is slowly returning back to normal after two students there were diagnosed within days ago of a sometimes serious form of a staph infection.
King Elementary School held an informational meeting with parents Tuesday night updating them on the discovery of MRSA in two kindergerten students -- one last Thursday, and one on Monday.
Members of the media were at the meeting -- however, District-205 officials ordered them, including W-G-I-L, not to record during the meeting, so that parents would feel more comfortable asking questions.
Nevertheless, King School Principal Wayne Krus tells W-G-I-L he just wants to make sure the school is safe for students.
"Our custodians have been working extra time sanitizing (and) disinfecting bathrooms, water fountains, classrooms, desks, pencil sharpeners---everything."
Kruse says the school has been working with the Knox County Health Department. "Last (Monday) night we had the health department come in and conduct an informational meeting for the staff...let them know what to look for."
Krus says teachers are explaining the situation as best as the can to students as well, primarily by making sure they know the best way to prevent MRSA, as with the flu, is to wash your hands frequently and not share items in your possession.
Health Department officials say they're pleased with the work the district has done to make sure the classrooms are safe.
You can find out more information on MRSA and other staph infections online at www.knoxcountyhealth.org/mrsa.html
|01 27 09 by Newsroom
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