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Sauk-Suiattle Tribe shuts down offices for a week for cleanup





The Sauk-Suiattle Tribe of Washington has shut down its offices for a week due to concerns that an employee may have been infected with the MRSA bacteria.

The tribe is spending $20,000 to clean up the offices as a precaution. The day care center has been shut down and the elderly meals program is being moved off site.

"We have a day care and elderly people, and they're more susceptible to that type of infection," police chief Stephen O'Leary told The Everett Herald.

MRSA bacteria is resistant to common antibiotics.

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Sauk-Suiattle tribal offices in Darrington closed for clean-up after MRSA report (The Everett Herald 3/23)