October 2007

With the recent news of the MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) the DHS Health, Custodial, Athletic departments will maintain a safe environment for our students. Here are some helpful hints:

  • Keep your hands clean by washing them frequently with soap, water or hand sanitizer, and especially after direct contact with another persons skin.
  • Keep cuts and scrapes clean and covered with a bandage.
  • Avoid contact with other people's wounds or bandages.
  • Avoid sharing personal items such as towels, washcloths, toothbrush and razors. Sharing these items may transfer staph from one person to another.
  •  Keep your skin healthy, and avoid getting dry, cracked skin even during the winter. Healthy skin helps keep staph/MRSA on your skin from causing an infection underneath your skin.
  • See a doctor if you have any questions or an infection that does not improve.
  • THE BEST WAY TO PREVENT INFECTIONS IS SIMPLE: WASH YOUR HANDS.
    Washing your hands often with soap and warm water also helps prevent cold and flu.
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