Bucks County High School Football Players Treated for Skin Infections

School officials say the scheduled Friday night contest at Pennsbury was postponed after two cases of Impetigo were found. It is a contagious, superficial infection of the skin caused by staph and strep bacteria.

Sunday, Sep 30, 2012  |  Updated 10:23 PM EDT
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A Bucks County High School is on alert after an outbreak of skin infections. More than a dozen football players at Council Rock High School South are showing symptoms. NBC10's Marisa Brahney has the details.

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A Bucks County High School is on alert after an outbreak of skin infections. More than a dozen football players at Council Rock High School South are showing symptoms. NBC10's Marisa Brahney has the details.

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Skin Infection Outbreak at Bucks County School

Officials at Council Rock School District in Bucks County are taking extra precautions after an outbreak of skin infections. Members of the football team appear to have highly contagious staph infections. NBC10's Monique Braxton reports.
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The Council Rock High School football team in Bucks County is to take the field Monday night to make up a game called off after two players were found to have skin infections.

School officials say the scheduled Friday night contest at Pennsbury was postponed after two cases of Impetigo were found. It is a contagious, superficial infection of the skin caused by staph and strep bacteria.

According to the school’s website, officials were made aware of the incident Friday afternoon and examined more than 70 junior varsity and varsity players. About 20 students had skin abrasions that were suspicious enough to warrant further testing, officials say.

School officials are working to contain the possible outbreak. The entire Council Rock High School South is being disinfected over the weekend - including the entire building, cafeteria, and the Golden Hawks Football team’s helmets and equipment, according to the  school's principal Albert Funk.

The game is expected to started at 7:00 p.m.

School officials say students with a skin infection will not be permitted to participate in the game until they are cleared by a physician.

Regular skin checks will be done for the rest of the season, according to Funk.


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