Health dept. probes Stamford MRSA case

A fifth-grade Stamford student remains hospitalized Wednesday after being diagnosed with MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

The city's health department is working with Northeast Elementary School to obtain information about the case. Dr. Ethan Margolis, the school's principal, says it's not known where the boy contracted the staph infection.

School officials were notified of the situation Monday night and had their custodians sanitize all hard surfaces throughout the school.

Margolis says the boy had a sore on the inside of his thigh, so it's not likely the infection was spread to others.

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