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Chickenpox outbreak affects 38 Clark County students



A primary school in Washington says she has discovered a chickenpox outbreak and asked parents to leave affected students at home.

In a letter to parents, Battle Ground public schools announced that Daybreak Primary School students were exposed to the disease between October 13 and October 17. The letter says parents of children who have not been vaccinated against chickenpox to keep their children for 21 days after the last exposure or until 12 November.

The Colombian reports the outbreak affects 38 students

Children with documented immunization against varicella, the virus that causes chickenpox, can return to school as usual on Monday, the district said.

Approximately 7.5 percent of Clark County K-1

2 students received vaccinations exceptions For medical, religious, or personal reasons for the 2017/18 school year, the district health department reports.

– Eder Campuzano | 503.221.4344
ecampuzano@oregonian.com


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