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Bacterial skin infection outbreak at Barry Co. school
MIDDLEVILLE, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Crews are disinfecting a Barry County school after several students contracted a bacterial skin infection.
The issue involves impetigo at Thornapple-Kellogg High School in Middleville.
Impetigo is one of the most common skin infections among kids. It's contagious and usually produces blisters or sores on the face, neck and hands.
We spoke to the school's athletic director Wednesday morning. He says last week, three freshmen JV players came down with impetigo.
Then on Monday, four more cases were reported.
The school sent a letter home to parents and are busy disinfecting sports gear and equipment, as well as lockers.
Health experts say good hygiene can help prevent the infection.
For more information on impetigo, click here.