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Skin Infection Cancels High school Football Game

Originally published on FOX9

BELLE PLAINE, Minn. (KMSP) – Friday night’s Belle Plaine vs Jordan High School football game has been canceled due to an outbreak of the highly infectious skin disease impetigo within the Belle Plaine football team. Belle Plaine will forfeit the game, which will be recorded as a 2-0 Jordan win. The game will not be rescheduled.

Impetigo usually expresses itself as red sores on the face, especially around the nose and mouth, and on the hands and feet. The sores burst and develop “honey-colored crusts,” according to the Mayo Clinic. Antibiotic treatment is usually prescribed to help prevent the spread of impetigo to others, as well as no contact with other people 24 hours after you begin antibiotic treatment.

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