Staph Infections Confirmed At Montgomery Co. Schools

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MONTGOMERY CO., Md. -- Staphylococcus aureus. The name of the common bacteria maybe a mystery to some Montgomery County students and parents, but it has caused confirmed infections at 5 high schools.

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Byron Tuckson

Hyattsville, MD

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#1
Oct 10, 2007
 
Since Staph infections are resistant to antibiotics, I would recommend taking Oil of Oregano P73 (you can find at any Vitamin and Herb retailer)in addition to hand washing. Do the research for yourself! One of the many benefits of Oil of Oregano is fighting off Staph infections as well as preventing them.
Laurie

Alexandria, VA

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Oct 11, 2007
 
Good old fashion hand washing, for at least 20 seconds. Scrub the tops of the hands, the palms, between fingers, under nails, wrists, after rinsing use a paper towel to turn off the facuet!!!
Handwashing may not prevent it, but it will help!!! The schools also need people to go in and disinfect ALL surfaces. Kids are full of germs!
Yes, after the sports everyone needs to go home and clean everything! And take showers!
I hope there will be NO MORE cases!
Poster

United States

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Oct 11, 2007
 
There is another school they're not including here, I thought there was a case in Rappahanak,VA (spelling?) also??
Yikes

Chantilly, VA

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Oct 11, 2007
 
Poster wrote:
There is another school they're not including here, I thought there was a case in Rappahanak,VA (spelling?) also??
Anne Arundel County had four schools and Rappahannock in Virginia had 2.
Why all of the sudden and all being revealed at the same time? Very strange.
AmRestore

Silver Spring, MD

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#5
Oct 11, 2007
 
Regretfully, these outbreaks will continue to happen and will increase in occurrence. It is on the surface of many objects and is embedded in many soft items such as sporting goods.

We are bringing a machine and process to the Maryland area to combat this exact occurrence in hard and soft goods. The machine was invented in Canada to disinfect, clean and deodorize Hockey equipment. They have have documented a 99.9997% success rate of removing all Staph (specifically MRSA). There are many other useful applications...but it will be available Jan.1!

Here is the link directly to the equipment that can help...

www.amrestore.com/process_tech_esporta.asp

www.amrestore.com with questions.
AmRestore

Silver Spring, MD

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Oct 11, 2007
 
Regretfully, these outbreaks will continue to happen and will increase in occurrence. It is on the surface of many objects and is embedded in many soft items such as sporting goods.

We are bringing a machine to the Maryland area to combat this exact occurrence in hard and soft goods. The machine was invented in Canada to disinfect, clean and deodorize Hockey equipment. There are many other useful applications...but it will be available Jan.1!

Here is the link directly to the equipment that can help...

www.amrestore.com/process_tech_esporta.asp

www.amrestore.com with questions.
Michelle

Dayton, MD

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Oct 11, 2007
 
My son and daughter both attend Watkins Mill High School in Gaithersburg. Last night, after seeing this report on TV, they both indicated that a student there had also been hospitalized with staph infection. We did not receive a call, a letter, or any information. Both of my kids play sports.

New principal seems to be hiding in his office.

I'm outraged.
unlisted

Greensboro, NC

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Oct 11, 2007
 
Michelle wrote:
My son and daughter both attend Watkins Mill High School in Gaithersburg. Last night, after seeing this report on TV, they both indicated that a student there had also been hospitalized with staph infection. We did not receive a call, a letter, or any information. Both of my kids play sports.
New principal seems to be hiding in his office.
I'm outraged.
go to the school board if he was a decent principle a letter would have been sent home on school letterhead.
Curious and Concerned

Silver Spring, MD

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Oct 12, 2007
 
It would be really nice if the schools supplied soap, they did when I went to school. Yes, we all need to wash when we get home because schools and many places are so full of germs. However, they are not getting the infection from home (they could bring it home)- its at the schools. Many people have said the students need to "just wash their hands" - with what, when they are at school. I've been to two schools in AA county and neither had soap (all year long). So my child is going with hand sanitzer. Please check your child's school and see if they supply soap.
shocked

Kirkland, WA

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Oct 14, 2007
 
There is a case from South River High School and 1 confirmed case from Marley Middle school, yes it is in the middle schools now. There are alot more cases but the principals of the schools are not letting the parents know of this.
Silver Spring MD

Huntsville, AL

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Oct 15, 2007
 
Curious and Concerned wrote:
It would be really nice if the schools supplied soap, they did when I went to school. Yes, we all need to wash when we get home because schools and many places are so full of germs. However, they are not getting the infection from home (they could bring it home)- its at the schools. Many people have said the students need to "just wash their hands" - with what, when they are at school. I've been to two schools in AA county and neither had soap (all year long). So my child is going with hand sanitzer. Please check your child's school and see if they supply soap.
The schools supply soap, but some of the kids enjoy breaking bathroom fixtures and taking supplies from the bathrooms. They also stuff paper towels down the toilets to stop them up. This is and has been an ongoing problem for years.
dixie girl

Erwin, NC

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Oct 16, 2007
 
A girl in Mississippi has died from this also
http://www.sunherald.com/living/health/story/...
Renee

Winchester, VA

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Oct 16, 2007
 
My 9 year old has a prelim diagnosis of MRSA. He had 3 boils on his behind. It looks like a pimple the area around the boil is hard, hot and swollen. The doc said he must have picked it up from school (elementary). I called the school and they said no letters going home. I will make sure I follow up with them after the culture results come in this friday. Parents need to stay vigilant about these issues to protect our children.
dixie girl

Erwin, NC

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Oct 17, 2007
 
ABC wrote:
Well when you have alot of swingers in that area you will spread alot of nasty germs. Shame on you parents sharing you bed with others
What the hell are you talking about?
unlisted

Greensboro, NC

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Oct 17, 2007
 
ABC wrote:
Well when you have alot of swingers in that area you will spread alot of nasty germs. Shame on you parents sharing you bed with others
are you on the wrong board???? this has nothign to do with swinging???/ this is a staph infection that was always around in hospitals. my aunt had it when she had her knee replaced and came out of the operating room with it. it is not a sex illness please go research before you look foolish. and ou ahve 21 schools closed in VA !
unlisted

Greensboro, NC

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#18
Oct 17, 2007
 
it was on the news tonight In North Carolina one school has now confirmed six cases. they are sanitizing the whole school the gym locker rooms ect. this is not going to get any better. they are afraid this is a contaigious nasty illness to have. i also had an email come to me today from a parent whose daughter was bit by a dog. she ended up with an infection and it turned into staph or MRSA> MRSA has been around years but with so many people on antibiotics the bacterias now have overtaken them so they are not working.
confused

Centreville, VA

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#19
Oct 17, 2007
 
dixie girl wrote:
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What the hell are you talking about?
Please excuse him, they dont get out of the trailer parks down there much,result of widespread inbreeding common to the Dumfries area,,,,,
teachermom

Tipton, IA

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#21
Oct 18, 2007
 
Ok- people, quit bashing each other and focus on the issue. Everyone needs to wash their hands- this is a big thing. Think of the poeple who do not wash their hands after the restroom?

THEN, use hand sanitizer. As a parent, call your school and let them know you are concerned. To combat influenza a few years ago, our school installed Avant Hand Sanitizer dispensers in locker rooms, lunch rooms and classrooms. The rate of sick kids went down over 20%! See if your school will insatll them- we chose Avant because it has extensive testing- you can see it on their website at www.b4brands.com . Pkus it smells good!
unlisted

Greensboro, NC

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#22
Oct 18, 2007
 
what concerns me is the principle of the six students in the school here in our state -- they are all football players. they said"" they will now wash the towels everyday!!!!!! you mean to tell me they have not been washing towels everyday from kids who may have had scratches and wounds open? the principle said if it is on the clothes it is contagious! this is not good.
what if

Centreville, VA

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#23
Oct 19, 2007
 
everybody is Marcus Welby on this one

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