Bridgeport boy with staph infection back at school

A 6-year-old Bridgeport boy is back at school after being diagnosed with a drug resistant staph infection on recommendation of his doctor.

Although Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, or MRSA is considered a dangerous strain and is resistant to many antibiotics, the child's doctor bandaged the infected areas and sent the child back to the Classical Studies Academy.

Doctors and health officials said the situation with MRSA is controllable through good hygiene, and that no one should panic.

Health and education officials in southwestern Connecticut have been informing and calming the public since a Weston High student was diagnosed with MRSA earlier this week.

After the Bridgeport student was diagnosed, the Classical Studies Academy sent a letter to parents warning about the general threat of MRSA staph infections and how to prevent them.

"They feel it is relatively common and as long as it stays bandaged, the problem should be contained,? a Bridgeport Department of Health spokesperson said on behalf of the boy?s school.

Some parents said the schools have been handling the situation well.

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