3 football players get staph in Va.
Three cases of drug-resistant Staphylococcus have been reported in members of the junior varsity football team at a Virginia high school.
Doug Bachman, activities director at James River High School in Chesterfield, said the infection was diagnosed in the first player in August and the third last week, The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.
The school has been taking precautions, Bachman said, including careful sanitizing of locker rooms. Students have been told to report any skin lesions.
A student at a school in Bedford County, Va., died Monday of what appeared to be Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Schools in the county have been closed for cleaning. // Copyright 2007 by United Press International