Local student suffers staph infection

Norwalk Catholic School canceled class today for its pre-kindergarten class, called the young five's, because one student was diagnosed with the potentially dangerous staph infection Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Huron County Health Commissioner Tim Hollinger said MRSA is resistant to broad-spectrum antibiotics. "Classes were canceled today for that child's classroom only out of an abundance of caution," Hollinger said.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

Norwalk Catholic School canceled class today for its pre-kindergarten class, called the young five's, because one student was diagnosed with the potentially dangerous staph infection Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

Huron County Health Commissioner Tim Hollinger said MRSA is resistant to broad-spectrum antibiotics. "Classes were canceled today for that child's classroom only out of an abundance of caution," Hollinger said.

"In this case, everyone involved has done their job," he said.

Recent outbreaks of MRSA have caused concern and drawn attention in recent weeks. MRSA usually results in no more than a skin infection for most people, but national attention has focused on the disease after a high school student in Virginia died, a suburban Dayton school closed and the infection was found in a district in southwest Ohio.

Walter Klimaski, president of Norwalk Catholic School, said the family of the student learned of the staph infection Friday. The family took the child to a doctor because of a mark on the child's skin, Klimaski said. He added that he was told the staph infection was clearing up by Saturday.

The family called up the teacher for the class Saturday to inform her and Klimaski learned of the problem Sunday night. He contacted the Huron County Health Department for advice on how to handle the situation.

"Not knowing where we stand, we decided to cancel the classes in young five's," Klimaski said. He added that the classroom, reading area, bathrooms and possibly playground equipment will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before the 18 students in the class return to school. Klimaski did not know this morning how long class will be canceled for the young five's.

"We're sending out information to the parents this morning and posting it on our Web page," Klimaski said.

Klimaski said the child with the staph infection can return to school as long as the area infected is covered by a bandage or clothing.

"We want to be preventative here," Klimaski said. "We clean on a regular basis," but now every item in the areas must be completely disinfected. He said if any other cases turn up, the schools will continue to disinfect any areas that a student with staph has used.

The Health Department said MRSA first appeared in hospitals, but started showing up outside of hospitals in the 1990s. Doctors have credited the overuse of antibiotics with leading to the development of MRSA.

About one-fourth of the population carries the staph infection in their noses with no illness. Staph becomes a problem when it enters the body through a cut or wound. Young, elderly, ill people and people with weakened immune systems are most vulnerable to MRSA.

A staph-infected site may turn red, look like a pimple, look like a spider bite, look like a boil or have drainage. The skin around the bump may feel hot. Sometimes the surrounding skin turns black as the bacteria kills the skin cells. Red streaks in the surrounding area, joint pain or fever may mean that a serious infection has spread beyond the skin.

A healthy body can usually fight a staph infection on its own, but MRSA can move from skin infection to serious blood infection requiring hospitalization in a matter of days. The Health Department warned anyone with symptoms of a serious staph infection to contact a doctor immediately.

For more information, people can contact Hollinger at the Health Department at (419) 668-1652, ext. 228.

Comments

to water girl (...

so Mrs wasn't with him, how sad. She wasn't last time either, but she kept business going for him. So, you are saying he still is not in jail?? Thats a bunch of bullsh*t! About like the women they let out last fall due to medical problems.....where is she now, duh, on the run like always. Sounds like they would make a good pair.

re; re to for ...

and why are we talking about this on this page?? Only connection is dalton and kid with staph.

I am not beth b...

OCD stands for obsessive compulsive disorder

The reason he i...

a staph infection in his leg they have isolation for that and is cured very easily with antibiotics as long as the person takes the medication like it is prescribed and is not touching the wound and rubbing their eyes, eating after touching it without washing his hands etc. you get the picture. He is a narc pure and simple he gets let out to rat out everyone else. Again not rocket science.

does it surpriz...

anyone?? Maybe next time he goes to Columbus those big bad boy's will be waiting on him. We all know he narced a few out last summer down there and I'm sure word gets around, so beware Columbus, he here comes for you, lol. Maybe they will have a gun fight and all kill each other, we could only wish!!

re: RE;beth (An...

OMG! What? Are you married to like the biggest slob ever or what? Why would you want to stay with such a filthy S.O.B.? Wow! I think it's going to take you and an 'army of Oprahs' to fix your old man. And I don't even want to get started with the 'whipping out the wang to pee' deal. That just makes me want to wretch. I think they kept him in the hospital because he IS a big infection, not because he had one. Wow. Your post really blew my mind. No wonder there's germs and crap flying around in the air. Your 'hubby' needs help!

water girl (Ano...

I got my info about him not being in jail because of his staff from the paper. Im sure he is also a narc. Once again I didnt make it up.

There are peopl...

with AIDS they dont get off and not go to jail because of that. I dont buy it at all this crap he didnt go because of that then someone is lying to cover something up then. Dont believe everything you read in the paper. Also he shot his mouth off about being a narc and that is why huron county doesnt put him away because he is their narc. So you decide whether he is telling the truth. Funny how he always seems to walk though. Makes you think.

to; there are p...

Well that has been the story all along, because of his staph infection. From what I have been told by people who have seen it it is very bad. I also have heard that he needs amputation. But that's been going around for the last year. So at this point I don't believe it either. Maybe the stapf is just the counties and his way of covering for being a narc. And he has to give them someone way up there on the pole to make it count.

RE;beth (Anonymous)

What does Ocd stand for?FYI-my husband goes around & whips his wang out to go to pee outside,takes care of the animals& so on.All this & sometimes will not wash his hands when he comes in,& gets in the fridge for something.He will put raw meat on the grill& come in without washing right away,in the meantime all the surfaces he is touching has been contaminated!So if you don't think it is not necessary to clean up after him, since he is not good at doing so on his own as of yet;please give me your address & I will send my hubby over to visit you at your home for the day!Maybe then you might think twice about how clean you might become!Trust me,I have much better things to do with my time than cleaning so much!Furthermore, have you ever had a young child in your family almost die from menningitis?Talking to the doctors& nurses is a real eyeopener!They will tell you to "wash your hands"& clean surfaces!I also had another child in our family that had gotten extremely ill about 3 years ago!Almost a teenager,here again-Doctor told her mother,she needs to wash her hands more with hot soapy water& keep surfaces clean!When I had seen her, she had a lot of nasty mouth sores going, I guess that was one of her symptoms.My hubby also had surgery& he had to stay in the hospital longer.They told us "they wanted to keep him under observation",because he developed a bad infection that had been going on throughout the hospital.I buy disposable gloves for food prep, with the raw meat issue, he's getting better!So you see, I'm only trying to do the right thing here!

omg (Anonymous)

If my husband did do those things I sure wouldn't be telling everyone?? You'll be the front page news tomorrow.

Noggin Lopper (...

re:beth wrote..."I also had another child in our family that had gotten extremely ill about 3 years ago!Almost a teenager,here again-Doctor told her mother,she needs to wash her hands more with hot soapy water& keep surfaces clean!When I had seen her, she had a lot of nasty mouth sores going, I guess that was one of her symptoms"... WHAT IN THE WORLD???? THIS IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST DISTURBING POST I HAVE EVER READ ON HERE. AND IF THIS MAN IS DIVORCED FROM THE KIDS MOM (that's what I gather from your posting) WHY WOULD YOU WANT HIM???

RE::re beth.. p...

umm... shouldn't you be more worried about your old man whippin his wang out around the animals ...i mean what exactly is he doin with the critters anyway. has he infested them with somethin?? just askin. I can't believe you got on here to post that. It don't sound like your too hygenic either GROSS!! LMAO

Can we please s...

the guy whipping it out and the animals thing. I am ready to hurl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

grow up (Anonymous)

I gave you folks the truth of it!I did not post this to be ridaculed!I tried to make a point without over embellishing it.Furthermore, you are a very disturbed person for making that comment about infesting the critters!Thanks for the ocd explanation!By the way for the person that thinks I am-get over yourself!Maybe you should NOT be judging others,afterall it is not the christian thing to do!So do not cast stones at people you do NOT know!I am a very hygenic person too!People that come into my home say that they could eat off my floors!My home is very homey, inviting,&comfortable to be in!{I like the army of Oprah's comment}very funny!By the way-the divorce comment -you better learn to read better,because there was no reference made about that!You are way off track!The couple that have the teenager that I seen 3 yrs. ago that was ill are still married!My point here is simply-you cannot hope that everyone would be as clean as one might be,so we all need to do our part & be clean.

right on! (Anon...

hey get this man.i used to go to blutos in norwalk when tony saz. owned it.he had cooks in the kitchen that would be handling raw chicken& other foods at the same time & not wash their hands& come out & pick up the bar phone& make private phone calls!thats sick man!i seen him get pi--ed off at the girl that worked days there because she wiped the phone down with a cleaner& a towel!she was doing the right thing so people wouldn't get sick from that& he told her that she has a mental problem,cuz he thinks that she is a clean freak! what? he & the cooks that did that are the freaks for being dirtyman!that is sick.if people only knew how some people are.so i feel for the person that is clean & has to clean up after others!!

Noggin Lopper (...

re: beth wrote:"FYI-my husband goes around & whips his wang out to go to pee outside,takes care of the animals& so on"...and now you are defending that remark YOU made? I think it's too late, you outed your hubby as a downright SLOB and you don't want anyone here to say anything harsh about it. DON'T POST THINGS YOU DON'T WANT THE PUBLIC TO READ! Ohterwise, we are here to tell you how we REALLY feel, and right now, your hubby makes me want to wretch. I hope I am never invited to your house for anything. I certainly don't want to meet you, your hubby or Mr. Wang. I find you all repulsive and disturbing.

what in the H--...

with staph infections other than people need to wash there d@mn hands more often?

to grow up and ...

hey YOU ARE THE ONE THAT CAME ON HERE TO SAY SOMETHING ABOUT "YOUR HUBBY WHIPPING HIS WANG OUT TO GO PEE".. and what? YOU DIDN'T THINK YOU WERE GOING TO BE RIDICULED FOR IT. Do not even try to back peddle now cuz "once them bullets are out the gun you can't put 'em back in now can ya? YOU AND YOUR HUBBY ARE GROSS AND SLOVENLY AND UNCLEAN. HOW DO WE KNOW HE'S NOT INTO ANIMALS. YOU ARE THE DUMBa$$ WHO POSTED IT. hOW DISTURBED ARE YOU FOR POSTING ABOUT YOU OLD MANS WANGER. IF U DON'T WANT IT OUT THERE THEN DON'T POST IT. I SUGGEST YOU REREAD YOUR POST. IDIOT B***ch!!!!

to grow up and ...

hey YOU ARE THE ONE THAT CAME ON HERE TO SAY SOMETHING ABOUT "YOUR HUBBY WHIPPING HIS WANG OUT TO GO PEE".. and what? YOU DIDN'T THINK YOU WERE GOING TO BE RIDICULED FOR IT. Do not even try to back peddle now cuz "once them bullets are out the gun you can't put 'em back in now can ya? YOU AND YOUR HUBBY ARE GROSS AND SLOVENLY AND UNCLEAN. HOW DO WE KNOW HE'S NOT INTO ANIMALS. YOU ARE THE DUMBa$$ WHO POSTED IT. hOW DISTURBED ARE YOU FOR POSTING ABOUT YOU OLD MANS WANGER. IF U DON'T WANT IT OUT THERE THEN DON'T POST IT. I SUGGEST YOU REREAD YOUR POST. IDIOT B**CH!!!!!

bert....RE post...

in regards to the husband who whips his wang out to go pee...kinda puts a whole new spin on animal husbandry doesn't it?LMAO!!!!! Be prepared... I think you're going to get alot of comments like that. What moron would post something like that!!!! It sounds like you are on drugs or off your rocker. Are you that proud of your filthy husband?? You do not make any sense?? What else did you think other folks reading that would think. YOU BURNED YOURSELF WITH THAT ONE.

re beth (Anonymous)

you posted the comments about your husband, now live with it. Has he read them? Bet he's not to happy with you. Why in the world would you ever post something like that in a newspaper comment section, espically this one.

Bobbi (Anonymous)

bottom line is we should all wash OUR hands after we use the bathroom and use a kleenex..If there's no soap ( for example; in a public facility)-Water is better than nothing at all!!

re Bobbi (Anonymous)

yes and they sell bottles of hand sanitizer everywhere. Everyone should carry a bottle after they have touched anything out in public especially doorknobs and shopping cart handles!

swiss family......

i was at the grocery store last week and saw a little girl, about 5 yrs old sitting in her shopping cart with her mom pushing it, and she slobered all over the handle, and she even picked her nose while she was in the seat and touched the handle with her hands and her mouth, i watched the mom put the shopping cart back into the stand,where they belong, and saw an elderly woman grab that shopping cart and start to push it around the store to get her goods, i felt completely sick to my stomach !!!i want to wear gloves when i go shopping from now on

Bassett's (Anon...

in Bellevue has a container of sanitizer wipes as you go in the door by the carts. I think that is a such a good idea. I wish more stores would have the courtesy to do something like that. Very rarely is it ever empty. They recently just implemented it and people really appreciate it. I know I do when I do my weekly shopping.

re: grow up (An...

I don't know which one of you two needs a swift kick the most... your husband for his actions or YOU for posting them on a public forum. I'm thinking he probably hasn't read them yet? In either case neither one of you are too damn bright!!

Beth (Anonymous)

Well, I haven't been on for a while to see your comment, re: beth. If I was married to a disgusting slob like that, I would kick my own butt. My husband is clean, and would never do any of that. If he did, I'd leave him. Just gross. I hope you're not serious. I don't know how anyone can live that way.

Local student s...

This 'chick' and her dirty 'wang whippin' hubby' should hook up with swiss family. They sound as if they all could get along very well. Swiss defends sexual pervs and wants to send 10 year olds to jail. You guys into meeting at say, at a resturant or a rest stop bathroom? Maybe your dirty 'hubby' could do some Iron Chef grillin' without washing his hands...this could be a new reality show! It could be 'Slob Swap' or 'The Filthy Man Show' or 'Reeeeeeeally Dirty Jobs'...

re:beth and gro...

you stated in your post that your husband was in the hospital for an infection...well how do you know the one poster isn't right-- about him doing perverted actions with the animals..you said he "whipped it out to go pee and "TAKE CARE of the animals". Sounds perverted to me too. I'm surprised that you didn't post your real name on here since you seemed to be bragging about it.

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