Staph Outbreak at Seminole High School Under Control

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

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Three weeks after a staph outbreak affected 10 members of the Seminole High School girl's volleyball team, school officials say they have the situation under control.

Athletic Director Chris Burtch says, they haven't had a case reported in more than 2 weeks.

Officials believe a member of the team brought the bacteria home, after attending an out of state church camp, then spreaded it to others at the beginning of two-a-day practices on August 4th.

The infected players were placed on antibiotics.

One girl was hospitilized and required surgury for a staph infection in her knee.

She's doing okay.

School officials disinfected all playing surfaces, equipment and locker rooms.

They also threw out and replaced all knee pads.