Precautions taken after 'superbug' infection

Administrators are taking measures at Fairleigh Dickinson University to combat the antibiotic-resistant staph infection being reported throughout the metropolitan area.

Hand sanitizer and envirocide have been made available to students and staff to maintain proper hygiene since the infection known as methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is contracted through skin-to-skin contact. Common areas on campus are also being disinfected on a daily basis.

In addition to the sanitary issues, a campus-wide email was sent by the school's provost addressing the issue. The e-mail included precautions to take to avoid contracting the deadly infection.

A student at the university's Florham Park Campus was diagnosed with the strain in September, but has since recovered from the infection.

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