Superintendent Confirms MRSA Cases At Northside H.S.

WITN News has confirmed that the recent cases of MRSA happened to three students who attend Northside High School in Beaufort County.

That today from Beaufort County School Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Moss. This type of staph infection is resistant to some antibiotics.

This apparently not the first time a student at Northside has come down with the staph infection.

Maurissa Steppe says she got the infection in April of 2006. "I think that I got it from Northside because I only go to school and go home that's it," says Steepe.

In all, three of Angela Antrican's children have come down with MRSA. She says she immediately informed Beaufort County's school superintendent, but Dr. Moss says differently.

"I've not, she has not spoken to me, I've returned a call to her and left it on her voicemail, she's called back here and said she doesn't want to speak to me. I haven't seen a letter from her on any of her children," Moss tells WITN News.

As for Antrican, she says these MRSA cases are bigger problems than the schools realize and hopes the superintendent will better address & educate parents about the infection.

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