EASTLAND, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – The Eastland Independent School District (ISD) has reported a case of Staph infection on one of its campuses, according to a press release.
No specific campus was named, but the release did say the staph infection affected the boys athletic program. Eastland ISD officials have begun taking steps to prevent further spread, according to the release.
Staph infections are bacterial infections caused by direct contact. Symptoms include swelling, redness and localized pain with formation of pus at the infection site.
Key ways to prevent Staph are to bathe daily with soap and water, cleaning athletic equipment and clothing and to not share clothing, towels or personal hygiene products.
Eastland ISD will be working to disinfect the affected areas, and will provide further information to parents as necessary, according to the release.