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Fourth confirmed case of MRSA in Spokane area

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NINE MILE FALLS, Wash.- There has been a fourth confirmed case of MRSA found in another one of our Inland Northwest schools. MRSA is a staph infection that appears to be resistant to commonly known antibiotics.

The new case was found in the Nine Mile school district in Stevens County. The principal of Lake Spokane Elementary sent a letter to parents saying that an outbreak has been detected in the school.

KHQ has learned that the MRSA was found on a young girl whose age and name has not been released. Doctors say that the girl is not contagious. Lake Spokane Elementary officials are also telling KHQ that school will not be closed today but that they will undergoe an extensive disinfecting.

For more on this developing story tune in to KHQ local news today, and KHQ local news at 5 and 6.

Also, check our web channel here for the latest and most important MRSA information.

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