Parents at P.S./M.S. 95 concerned after student dies from flesh-eating bacteria
Bronx parents at P.S./M.S. 95 say they are concerned for their children after a student at the school died from a rare and mostly non-contagious bacterial infection. Ten-year-old Nathera Masou died last Friday from Grade A Streptococcus, a flesh-eating bacteria. Health department officials say students do not need to take any special precautions to avoid infection, but doctors do recommend that they wash their hands frequently. Many parents say they are confident in the safety and cleanliness of the Bronx school. Others say the school does not always keep restrooms well sanitized and sometimes there is no soap for students to use. School administrators will hold a meeting Wednesday to answer any questions and concerns.