Second North Idaho student diagnosed with MRSA - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Second North Idaho student diagnosed with MRSA

Posted: Updated:

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - UPDATE - KHQ has confirmed that a staff member at Ramsey Elementary School was diagnosed with MRSA.  It is unknown at this time if the children infected by the drug-resistant superbug contracted the infection from the staff member or somewhere else. Drug-resistant does not mean drug-proof, it just means this superbug does not react as easily to drugs as other forms of the bacteria.

Days after one first-grader at Ramsey Elementary school in North Idaho tested positive for so-called superbug MRSA, a second student was diagnosed with the drug-resistant strain of staph.

Like the mother of the first student, Rickilin's mother Cammie initially thought her daughter had simply suffered a spider bite. Visits to the doctor revealed both girls were infected. Both families received medical attention early on, but if untreated MRSA can, and has been, deadly.

Cammie's message to other parents is to "take this seriously."

Angela, the mother of the first student diagnosed with the staph infection shares that sentiment, but has an additional message for parents, and questions for school staff.

She told KHQ in an interview Saturday she's disappointed in how the school has handled these events, saying there was a lack of concern and action when she first brought this to their attention. In fact, she's considering not taking her daughter back to the school.

Click here to listen to Angela's concerns.

On Friday principal Anna Wilson sent home letters with kids explaining the situation and saying they planned to disinfect the school over the weekend.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • A pet translator could be available in the next 10 years

    A pet translator could be available in the next 10 years

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 12:24 AM EST2018-01-16 05:24:08 GMT

    What's the first thing you would do if you had a pet translator and you could understand your dog or cat? I'd probably immediately let my cat know how sorry I am for stepping on her tail all those times. Recent advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning suggest the dream of communicating with your pets could become a reality.

    >>

    What's the first thing you would do if you had a pet translator and you could understand your dog or cat? I'd probably immediately let my cat know how sorry I am for stepping on her tail all those times. Recent advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning suggest the dream of communicating with your pets could become a reality.

    >>
  • Parents arrested after 13 victims, ages 2 to 29, discovered held captive in California home

    Parents arrested after 13 victims, ages 2 to 29, discovered held captive in California home

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 2:09 AM EST2018-01-16 07:09:07 GMT

    PERRIS, California - Two parents are being held on $9 million bail each after a horrific discovery at a home in Perris, California Sunday.  The Riverside County Sheriff's Department says a 17-year-old girl escaped from her house in the 100 block of Muir Woods Road, in Perris and managed to call 911 from a cell phone she found inside the house.

    >>

    PERRIS, California - Two parents are being held on $9 million bail each after a horrific discovery at a home in Perris, California Sunday.  The Riverside County Sheriff's Department says a 17-year-old girl escaped from her house in the 100 block of Muir Woods Road, in Perris and managed to call 911 from a cell phone she found inside the house.

    >>
  • Intoxicated driver ditches stolen car after crashing into 6 vehicles downtown

    Intoxicated driver ditches stolen car after crashing into 6 vehicles downtown

    Monday, January 15 2018 8:25 PM EST2018-01-16 01:25:56 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police responded to downtown Spokane Monday afternoon for a reported crash. The crash involved several vehicles and a drunk man taking off on foot, leaving his stolen vehicle behind. It happened around 1 p.m. Officers responded to the area of Main and Lincoln for a crash. As officers started to arrive in the area, they learned that the man who caused the crash was leaving the scene on foot.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police responded to downtown Spokane Monday afternoon for a reported crash. The crash involved several vehicles and a drunk man taking off on foot, leaving his stolen vehicle behind. It happened around 1 p.m. Officers responded to the area of Main and Lincoln for a crash. As officers started to arrive in the area, they learned that the man who caused the crash was leaving the scene on foot.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/