SAPULPA--Several students in Sapulpa have been diagnosed with impetigo. Impetigo is a common bacterial skin infection most often found in younger school children.
Sapulpa Public Schools Team physician Dr. Theron Bliss of St. John Sapulpa diagnosed the students on Monday. All confirmed cases were found to be in the beginning stages.
Sapulpa school staff acted quickly to disinfect the football locker room, training room and athletic weight room several times. All commonly used equipment (pads, helmets, gloves, etc.) and supplies (water bottles, clothes, etc.) were thoroughly disinfected, according to Sapulpa Public Schools officials.
The school instructed students regarding proper home care techniques and symptoms to be aware of. School classrooms, athletic facilities and playing fields will continue to undergo treatment.
Once treated, impetigo is typically healed within seven to 10 days. A few additional cases have been confirmed throughout the week. Any students with pimples surrounded by reddish skin should see their family doctor, school nurse or Dr. Bliss.