Parents At Bronx School Outraged Over Lack Of Communication About Suspected MRSA

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Parents are outraged after education officials failed to inform the public about a suspected case of a deadly staph infection at a Bronx school, according to a published report.

Officials were concerned that the bacterial infection Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, better known as MRSA, turned up at the Lewis and Clark Special Education School on Tratman Avenue on Tuesday. By Thursday evening, a doctor ruled out that there was a MRSA case at the school, the city’s Department of Education.

But while the uncertain lingered, parents grew angry when they learned about the lack of communication from school officials.

A Department of Education spokesperson said MRSA cases are common and parents don’t have to be notified if it’s only an isolated incident.

Feinberg said she could not disclose any details about the person who was suspected to have been infected.

Diane Nunez told CBS 2’s Tamara Leitner…

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