Chickenpox Outbreak Found At Northern Kentucky School

Mar 15, 2019

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Chickenpox  has been confirmed in 32 students at a school in Walton Kentucky. Students at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart/Assumption Academy have been confirmed as having Chickenpox which is preventable with a vaccine.

According to a press release from the Northern Kentucky Health Department Chickenpox spreads easily and can be a very serious illness.

It is especially dangerous for infants and anyone who is pregnant or has a weakened immune system. There are also numerous serious complications.

   As a result of the continued increase in cases the health department has instructed that all students without proof of vaccination or proof of immunity against Chickenpox not be allowed to attend school until 21 days after the onset of rash for the last ill student or staff member. 

   In addition, all school events and extracurricular activities involving other schools or the public will continue to be cancelled until 21 days after the onset of rash for the last ill student or staff member.

   The Chickenpox vaccine is the best way to prevent becoming ill and spreading vaccine. According to a press release from the Northern Kentucky Health Department Chickenpox spreads easily and can be a very serious illness.

It is especially dangerous for infants and anyone who is pregnant or has a weakened immune system. There are also numerous serious complications.

 As a result of the continued increase in cases the health department has instructed that all students without proof of vaccination or proof of immunity against Chickenpox not be allowed to attend school until 21 days after the onset of rash for the last ill student or staff member. 

 In addition, all school events and extracurricular activities involving other schools or the public will continue to be cancelled until 21 days after the onset of rash for the last ill student or staff member.

 The Chickenpox vaccine is the best way to prevent becoming ill and spreading the disease.