Thursday, December 21, 2006


Herpes Outbreak Shuts Down Catholic High School

‘School official’s shut down Saint Peter’s Prep High School in Jersey City days before the originally scheduled holiday break, because of a herpes outbreak.

CBS 2 has learned that five members of the high school’s wrestling team were diagnosed with herpes simplex virus type I — a form of herpes that is transmitted when skin comes into contact with open lesions. [..]

School officials decided to close down the entire all-boys private school over the weekend, shutting it down Monday afternoon. [..]

Workers spent yesterday disinfecting all the areas of the school used by the wrestling team, including lockers, showers, and the practice room, officials said.’

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