Please note that we have had one confirmed case of chickenpox reported in Y12 this week. Chickenpox is generally a mild disease and is usually self-limiting, however, it is classified as an airborne transmitted disease and therefore highly contagious. What to look for:
- Low grade fever
- Itchy skin rash first appearing as flat spots that later develop into vesicles
- Incubation period 2-3 weeks
- Infectious period 1-2 days before rash appears until all vesicles have dried and crusted over
- Recovery in 2-4 weeks
- If you suspect that your child has chickenpox please consult a physician and notify the school nurse upon confirmation.
Although chickenpox is generally a mild disease, those who are pregnant or have a weakened immunity are more at risk for complications and should seek medical advice if in contact with the chickenpox virus. Any student who has a confirmed case of chicken pox will be asked to complete a questionnaire on their return to school. Please inform the school should your child contract chickenpox. For further information on chickenpox please refer to the CHP website.