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Two more MRSA cases in Lowndes County

November 5, 2007

Lowndes County - Health officials confirmed three MRSA cases in Lowndes County Schools.

After the first case was confirmed in a Lake Park Elementary school Friday, two previous cases were just reported Monday.

One in a student at Lowndes High School, the other at Pine Grove Elementary.

Those cases actually occurred more than two weeks ago and both students are back in school.

The South Health District in Valdosta warns that while cases at schools get the most attention, Staph infection and MRSA can be contracted by anyone, anywhere.

But you can avoid it.  "Anytime you've gone out and played with dogs, anytime you work out, any time you do anything like that, use the rest room, make sure you wash your hands," says Courtney Sheeley with the South Health District.

They say washing your hands for 20 to 30 seconds several times a day will not only help you avoid staph, but other illnesses including the flu.

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