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Chesterfield County Public Schools

Staphylococcus aureus, also known as staph, is a common bacterium that can live in people’s noses or on their skin. Some staph infections are harder to treat because the bacterium has become resistant to antibiotics. Skin infections caused by Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, are diagnosed each year. The Chesterfield Health Department and Chesterfield County Public Schools work together to provide ongoing information to families about this common bacterium and ways to prevent its spread.

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