Westford Academy warns of MRSA, staph infection diagnoses

WESTFORD, MA (WHDH) - Officials at Westford Academy are warning parents after some students have been diagnosed with MRSA and Staph infections.

School officials said they will disinfect locker rooms, gym mats and equipment Wednesday.

All coaches will also review with their athletes the signs and symptoms as well as methods to prevent Staph infections.

Three student athletes, along with a fourth student, have been affected.

There are no classes scheduled for Thursday.

According to the CDC, MRSA is a potentially dangerous type of bacteria that is resistant to antibiotics.

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