Health Services

Diseases & Illness


Facts about MRSA

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services has been informed by the superintendent of the Rocky Point school district that the administration has learned about a fifth case of MRSA that has been diagnosed in a Rocky Point High School student in recent weeks. The department has reported this cluster of MRSA cases to the New York State Department of Health. The department has shared with Rocky Point school officials New York State guidance entitled “ Prevention of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Infections in the School Setting.” 

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