Several Sapulpa students diagnosed with skin infections
Sapulpa Public Schools says several of its students were diagnosed with skin infections this week.
At least seven students at Sapulpa High School have been diagnosed with Impetigo, according to the district. The contagious bacterial skin infection is often caused by staph bacteria.
The district says all confirmed cases of the infection were in the beginning stages. After they learned of the infections, staff members disinfected the football locker room, training room and athletic weight room "several times," according to Sapulpa Public Schools. They also disinfected all of their commonly used equipment and supplies.
"School classrooms, athletic facilities, and playing fields are routinely treated and will continue to undergo rigorous treatment as symptoms persist," the district said in a press release.
Infected students were instructed with proper home care techniques. Impetigo normally heals within seven to 10 days of treatment.
The district is asking any students who have pimples surrounded by reddish skin to see a doctor or the school nurse.