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Impetigo confirmed at city school

October 1, 2012
The Leader Herald

GLOVERSVILLE-A student at Boulevard Elementary School recently was diagnosed with a contagious skin infection, leading the district to notify parents and take preventive measures.

According to a letter sent home to parents from Principal Thomas Komp, it was confirmed Wednesday a student had a case of a common skin infection known as Impetigo.

Impetigo is contagious, which led the school to perform additional cleaning measures in areas frequented by the student.

The school also encourages parents to make sure their children wash their hands throughly with soap.

Impetigo has several symptoms, including blisters filled with pus that are easy to pop and swollen lymph nodes near the infection.

The school said if a child shows any symptoms of the skin infection, parents should contact their health care provider.



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