Barren County High School Football team battles Staph infections

Several players on the football team, out of Barren County High School, are reportedly battling Staph infections. 

According to a statement on the high school football team’s Facebook page, head coach Jackson Arnett says several players appear to be battling the infection. He goes on to say that the locker room is cleaned daily and players were instructed to clear their locker area last week so the room could be cleaned and sprayed thoroughly over the fall break. Arnett is asking parents to bring in physician documentation so his staff knows how to proceed. 

Staph is an infection caused by bacteria, commonly found on the skin or in the nose and is highly contagious. 

It can be cured with antibiotics.