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Amador Valley High student tests positive for staph infection

Original post made on Feb 3, 2009

A student at Amador Valley High School is under a medical quarantine after testing positive for a Staph infection--clinically called Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA), the Pleasanton school district announced yesterday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, February 3, 2009, 5:53 AM

Comments (15)

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on Feb 3, 2009 at 9:41 am



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Posted by Mary, a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Feb 3, 2009 at 10:02 am

I have a child at Amador and never received an email informing me of this.


Posted by An involved AVHS parent, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 3, 2009 at 10:09 am

I did not receive an e-mail of this situation either although I do receive other district communications????


Posted by Debra, a resident of Las Positas
on Feb 3, 2009 at 11:00 am

I too have a student at amador and was not told about this either


Posted by Debra, a resident of Las Positas
on Feb 3, 2009 at 11:00 am

I too have a student at amador and was not told about this either


Posted by debara, a resident of Bridle Creek
on Feb 3, 2009 at 11:24 am

I too was never contacted by Amador.


Posted by Brendi, a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Feb 3, 2009 at 12:38 pm

Greetings,
I signed up with E-connections when I enrolled my children in Pleasanton schools and receive updates regularly. I always receive critical information from Pleasanton Unified School District in a timely manner. You may want to contact the district office to sign up or to verify that your contact information is current.


Posted by Julie, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 3, 2009 at 4:15 pm

Julie is a registered user.

Yesterday I received an "Amador E-Connection" from the PUSD "Public Information Officer" regarding this matter.


Posted by Danny, a resident of Birdland
on Feb 3, 2009 at 6:43 pm

When our son wrestled, several came down with staph infections at AVHS - 4 or 5 years ago. One was hospitalized. I remember the wrestling team hearing about it but not AVHS from mail or e-mail. This is the first I heard of this outbreak. Our daughter is also in Varsity sports.

At least the elementary & middle schools tell parents about potential health risks.


Posted by John Adams, a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Feb 4, 2009 at 8:22 am

If you did not get this message, visit this link and reconnect. Be sure you check the school sites for which you wish to receive info. Site-specific mail only goes to those who have checked that site.

Web Link


Posted by momof2, a resident of Verona
on Feb 4, 2009 at 11:26 am

at the end of 2008 my friend's 16 year old spent EIGHT weeks in the ICU at UCSF and Stanford for MRSA - nearly died several times during that period multiple fevers daily of 104-105 degrees- could not get the infections under control...this is serious stuff- after repeated antibiotic therapies, and finally having open heart surgery to remove the infection from her valves, she miraculously recovered and was able to be at home for Christmas....she continues IV antibiotics for months----it affected at lot of other organs, including her eyes and liver...she started out feeling like she had the flu -then within 48 hours became unable to move her limbs....not to scare folks, but honestly, this is very real


Posted by Jan, a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Feb 4, 2009 at 6:38 pm

This is news to me...I never received any emails from AVHS and I have a child there.


Posted by Concerned, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 5, 2009 at 6:57 pm

Have they cleaned the Harvest Park gym? It is used by everyone in the basketball teams, including Amador students.


Posted by Katie, a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Feb 5, 2009 at 7:24 pm

I think you have to sign up to recieve special emails from PUSD. I suggest checking thier website. Because without that email, I would of forgot to tell me mom. :\


Posted by Julie, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 6, 2009 at 4:28 pm

Julie is a registered user.

I just received another email from Amador stating that it was not in fact MRSA.


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