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Staph infections plague DM area athletes

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -- A strain of staph infection is popping up in Des Moines area schools.  Officials say 3 athletes have developed MRSA infections.  It's a contagious and hard-to-treat skin infection.  It's spread through skin-to-skin contact and shared personal items and is more common in athletic settings.  It can be life-threatening if it enters the bloodstream, lungs or organs.

Online AnchorBob Waters

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