In addition, Legal action has been successful in obtaining large settlements from schools who exposed Staph or MRSA to wrestlers through negligence. These infections have long term effects, are costly and dangerous. More people die of staph infections than HIV in our county. Skin check forms should not simply be a formality to get our kids on the mat. They should be taken seriously, they are to protect our children from obtaining a potentially deadly infection or life long disease.
IF "unnamed" school, AD, and administration knew about a positive culture and a wound not responding to current treatment this participant needed an additional culture to prove a secondary infection like MRSA or STAPH has not set up shop in the underlying acne, exzema or psoriasis.