Hernando County, Florida -- Reports surfaced Thursday evening that two cases of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, have been confirmed at Hernando County High School.
"J.V. football players started like popping up with, like, Band-Aids on," said Ricky Triber, a Hernando High School student.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), MRSA is a bacteria that is resistant to many antibiotics and most commonly appears as a skin infection.
Hernando High School's website displays a copy of a letter sent from the Health Department to notify parents of the two cases back on October 17th.
"It's going to be in the weight room and then the football players," said Triber.
The letter informs parents of the contagious infection, explains the symptoms, and urges they look for early signs to prevent any infection from becoming severe.
10 News spoke to a parent outside the school's Brooksville campus Thursday evening who told us she was not aware of the MRSA cases but hopes school officials are working to stop the spread.
"Disinfecting the area would be good and just
letting people know to take a little bit extra precaution," said Kelly Price.
Click here to read the letter letter
This comes just weeks after the third player for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was diagnosed with MRSA.
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