Parkway e-News Story

Information for Parents About Staph Infections

A few cases of staph infection have been reported this year at one school--Parkway Northeast Middle. While this is not cause for alarm, it is important for all parents, students, and staff to be aware of the causes, prevention measures and treatment required for any staph infection.

A copy of the letter sent to Northeast Middle parents and a fact sheet on staph infections, are available at http://www.pkwy.k12.mo.us/northeast/documents/staphletter_000.pdf

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has also provided answers to frequently asked questions about staph infection at http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/pdf/ar/MRSAPatientInfoSheet.pdf

Individuals should contact their health care provider or school nurse with specific questions or concerns.