Letters sent to parents after football players get staph infections

CRYSTAL CITY, MO (KTVI) – The Crystal City Superintendent says letters went home with parents Wednesday after multiple football players had staph infections.

Crystal City district is trying to stop it from spreading. The head football coach spent three hours   Wednesday spraying and sanitizing the field to help prevent other players from developing the staph infection.

Crystal City's School Superintendent says the administration recently became aware 8 student athletes developed staph infections. The school district is now testing and sanitizing the football field, locker rooms, restrooms and weight rooms several times a day with a disinfectant. We are told the area of the school affected will continue to be sanitized and disinfected.

The superintendent says they are doing everything possible to stop transmission of staph.

The coach says there are other football teams outside of the district that are facing the same issue. The coach believes one of his players was infected when they were playing another team.

The infected students are being treated and it takes several days for the infection to clear up. Players that were not infected where back out on the field Wednesday practicing.