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

oh really? (Ano...

so those of you that posted so rudely to the post of the husband whizzin!i agree you do need to grow up & get a life!first of all, there's a lesson to be learned here!wouldn't it be so freakin funny if this was said to see how people could misconstrude something & turn it into something else!!!!which we proved correctly-that some of these people are probably young& uneducated!by the way it only took about 4 beers& 2 shots for us to come up with this RIGHTOUS story that you were fed!so party on morons,apparently you will believe anything!!!lollollol

ha!ha! (Anonymous)

You shouldn't judge a book by it's cover!!Or assume that everything you read or hear is the truth!So quit bad talking people on these posts&don't throw stones!New Reality Show coming out called-Duping the Dopes!!!ha!ha!lol!lol!!!

re; beth (Anonymous)

by the way beth, go ahead you can kick your own butt! we don't mind,hold on so we can get another beer first!FREAKING FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hey-hey-hey (An...

Who's the bright one now?Not you apparently.You were spoon fed& you liked it!!lol What else do you want?Free government cheese to go on that spoon?lololWe know,how about a little WHINE to go with that cheese!lol Don't you know that if you don't have anything nice to say,then don't say it!!!!Open mouth-Inserted your foot!![no back peddling here]!Just pure fun!To the bullet poster-ha!ha!Man-who is the freakin idiot now?Why would you even talk about a weapon on here?Grow up IDIOT!lol

re: oh really (...

sounds like you are playing with yourself...

swiss family......

to "hey hey hey" i think that the expression is " how about alittlr CHEESE to go along with that WHINE" that makes more sense don't you think????

to swiss (Anonymous)

every where I go, there you are posting your stupid useless comments. You are such a tool.

to what this st...

I can't believe all the cr@p that has been posted on this page? Well, I take that back, yes I can, thats all you people do. I am concerned about this child. Is he or she doing better? Did they find the source of this infection?? Does anyone have any information about this? And I'm not talking about the wangy and animal story, sicko's.

actually... (An...

one of my former co-workers has a husband as nasty as the one in the post(or story), whichever. and she would be the type of person to make it known to everyone else. isn't that right becky?

sounds (Anonymous)

like the wang whipped hubby just had to come on here and back peddle and try to turn it around.idiots.To "oh really" sorry don't try to save face now. If you weren't so young you would know that the bullet reference has been a figure of speech for a very long time. So then you two wangers are whippin each other .right?LOL LOL LOL LOL!!!! So then who is young and uneducated now. pervs

REPLY TO swiss ...

you wrote:to "hey hey hey" i think that the expression is " how about alittlr CHEESE to go along with that WHINE" that makes more sense don't you think????" WELL DON'T YOU THINK YOU COULD LEARN HOW TO SPELL 'A LITTLE'INSTEAD OF COMING ON HERE CORRECTING SOMEONE ELSE?? YOU MAKE MORE SPELLING ERRORS THAN ANYONE! GO AWAY! WE DON'T LIKE YOU!

swiss family......

WHAT?? you don't like me?? well i will definately loose about no amount of sleep over that one...i know that you have something against me, but i really don't think that you don't like me, i firmly believe that you are jealous of me, and wish that you had my life, and my view of life.. my great aunt taught me when i was much younger that a long time ago.. that there are some people that say that they don't like you, but in reality, they are envious of you !! i am sorry for your wanting to be me.. but there isn't much that i can do about that .. i am who i am, and you are what you are...

swiss family (A...

delusional as always. Get back to work and stop wasting your employers time and money loser.

Yeah Riiiiiiiii...

Oh, swiss, you crack me up! You're not going to 'LOOSE' any sleep? I'm suprised you didn't write sheep. How does one 'loose' sleep? Everyone is right, you are a loser...or as you would write, 'LOOSER'.

swiss family......

you people don't seem to get it, and as parents, you are failing your kids completely!! you think that a punishment is something that you negotiate with your kids? and when you don't inconvenience your kids too much, thats what you think is enough?? please! a punishment is just that, punishment. something that your kids don't want to do, or happen!! thats what punishment is all about.. then you say that they didn't know what they did was wrong!! thats why they did it at 1:00 am ?? you are so delusional !!and i am sorry to say that yes when we were kids it was just a prank! but today, watch the news!! kids are getting shot because they are on someone's property at 1:00 am , life has changed , so i am saying .. parents protect your kids , protect them by punishing them .. or let me do it, and i promise that they won't ever do it again!

T$Robinson.... ...

when i was a kid, and in school there was a lounge set up just for the "school staff" i guess it has a whole new meaning now days!!! lolol

to: swiss famil...

you don't seem to get it you are a moron and nobody cares what you think.

PS by the way s...

you commented on the wrong story. LOL and you think anyone is actually jealous of how stupid you are?

re; T$Robinson...

you people do realize that swiss and , lets make sure I get this right so I'm not corrected, T$Robinson are one in the same don't you?? And you sound like you get off on beating children?? What kind of a monster are you?? Are you one of these sick people who get off on being creul to animals and children?? Does it make you feel superior to be in control of something or someone that can't defend themselves?? You are one sick individual. Sounds like you need to lie back on the "lounge" in a physciatrics office!

mom always said...

to wash your hands!!

what about (Ano...

the bullet reference?? What weapon?? "the bullets out the gun"...comment?? It's a very old figure of speech that means when you make stupid comments you can't take it back. Simple. And anyone over the age of thirty should know that. So "hey hey hey"(nov.5) who's the idiot now, eh?? Apparently it's YOU!!! grow up and lay off of the underage drinking!! It doesn't "become" you. Oh, I'm sorry you probably don't know the meaning of that ,either!

to re;T$Robinso...

Yes we know swiss family and T$Robinson are one in the same. This moron goes by other names on here to and makes references to dorothy in the wizzard of oz alot. Yes I think you hit the nail on the head as I have in my posts about the animosity this hateful person has towards children. Any story of any kid getting in trouble they are on it calling them monster's, arsonists, brats any derogatory slur their pea brain can come up with. Also note how close in time the swiss family and T$Robinson posts are to each other on this particular story. So for the second time I will pose this question to swiss family were you abused as a child or are you a child abuser? What makes you hate children so much? If you even have kids I suspect when they are grown and can get away from you I am sure they will have as little contact with you as they can. Better yet maybe someone should remove them from your home before you poison their minds.

Bobbi (Anonymous)

wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands. Simple enough!!!!

Noggin Lopper (...

Here's a short list names swiss family will post as : pope otomus (sometimes with 2 o's instead of 1, I don't know...), craftsman (after she's been called a 'tool'), T$Robinson, gas guzzler, milk guzzler...it goes on but you get the idea. This was such a nice motherly thing to say, swiss family " protect them by punishing them .. or let me do it, and i promise that they won't ever do it again!" Wow, that's a pretty powerful statement to make to us 'public people'. Probably not a good idea...you opened a whole new can of worms. Guess staph (that's how it's spelled if you'll relay that to T$Robinson for me) isn't the biggest problem your kid has to worry about, is it...

Noggin Lopper (...

BTW, go wash your hands!

T$Robinson.... ...

you people have me all wrong.. i am very good with children, because i treat them with love and guidance... and guidance sometimes means that they must be punished for their bad actions!!! not severly,like alot of yoyu are suggesting, but enough to make them realize that what they did is not acceptable.. and should never happen again.. i am also very good with animals, and love them alot too.. so please don't judge me, just because you are jealous of me

I told you so.....

piss and moan is on here claiming we are jealous of her. Now the abuser claims she is good with children and her posts suggest she would like to beat these children who have gotten in trouble.

Noggin Lopper (...

Yes, you were right. Abusers try to make excuses for their actions. Off with her head!

re; T$Robinson...

I don't believe anyone has you wrong. You are the one who slowly, comment by comment let us know what a loser you really are.

This year's Bir...

MRSA is just this year's Bird Flu. Remember that, it was the big thing last year that was going to KILL US ALL!!!! However, it didn't, so now the news needs something else to cover, the pharmaceutical companies need something else to sell, and the doctor's need something to draw more people in. JUST WASH YOUR HANDS!!

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