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A pupil from Loughborough Grammar School has been infected with a rare form of bacteria which is linked to MRSA.
The Health Protection Agency is investigating one confirmed case of Panton- Valentine Leukocidin (PVL) in a rugby player who attends Loughborough Grammar School.
PVL infections tend to attack the skin and cause painful boils and abscesses, which are often treated with antibiotics and/or incision and drainage.
Dr Philip Monk, Consultant in Communicable Disease Control at HPA East Midlands said: