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L.I. Kid Had Strep Throat, Not MRSA

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    L.I. Kid Had Strep Throat, Not MRSA
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    School officials have determined that a Long Island student had strep throat, not a case of the bacterial infection MRSA.

    The Countrywood Primary Center in the South Huntington district school said Wednesday that a doctor had initially suspected MRSA "was a distinct possibility" but tests came back negative.

    A day earlier, school officials sent a letter to parents of K-2 students alerting them that a child was being treated for a suspected case of MRSA.

    MRSA is a drug-resistant staph infection that can be transmitted through contact sports.