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Chicken Pox in School

Written on Monday 4th December, 2017

Just to make you aware, we have had three cases of chicken pox reported this morning (two in Parrett; one in Sedgemoor).

In all cases the spots appeared over the weekend so the children concerned would have been infectious when they were in school last week.

The incubation period is seven to 21 (usually 10 to 21) days after exposure to the herpes varicella-zoster virus to the development of the symptoms. The disease is most contagious a day or two before the rash appears and until the rash is completely dry and scabbed over, about five to six days after onset of the rash.”

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