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Skin Infections Postpone High School Football Game

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The big game against Pennsbury H.S. was canceled due to a MRSA outbreak. But students we spoke with say the school is taking the necessary precautions to make sure this skin condition stops in its tracks.

 

At first David Haun thought he had turf burn.  But it turns out, he had something worse. 

 

"It's not as itchy as poison ivy it's just a little itch like every once and a while you just wanna scratch at it."

 

Haun and nearly a third of the Council Rock South football team have a skin condition known as MRSA, a staph infection affecting the skin.

 

Not just itchy... But contagious.. And the school isn't taking the situation lightly.

 

In an email to the entire school community.. Principal Albert Funk explained the issue.. And that they were postponing their game against Pennsbury High School.

 

Players like Greg Paprocki have been lucky. No sign of MRSA so far, but worried he might be next. 

 

"I was very paranoid checking my body all over like every cut I was looking at it getting it checked out by the trainer just very very paranoid"

 

In the meantime, the entire school will be completely sanitized, especially the locker rooms, weight room and shower facilities.   Athletes in other sports were told to take home their gear as well.

 

FOX29 has been told that all of the players who have been affected have been cleared by their doctors to play in Monday night's makeup game. 

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