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MRSA case confirmed in Nicholas County

A Nicholas County Middle School student is being treated for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), the highly drug-resistant strain of staph infection.

A letter will be sent to parents Friday detailing what steps officials have taken since they learned of a possible infection earlier in the week, Nicholas Superintendent Greg Reid said. It was confirmed by doctors Thursday afternoon, he said.

School custodians on Wednesday began using a special cleaning solution and disinfectants to clean the school.

The infected student is being treated by doctors and is expected to return to school next week, Reid said.

Earlier this month, two East Jessamine students were reported to be infected with MRSA and a George Rogers Clark High student died from a staph infection.