• 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.