WALTON, Ky. (WKRC) – The Northern Kentucky Department of Health says that a chicken pox outbreak in a Walton school has spread to as many as 32 students.
The explosion occurred at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Academy / Assumption. The health department said that the majority of the students involved were not completely immunized. The health department is reaching out to the community so that anyone not vaccinated against chickenpox can get vaccinations.
"Although we have been working with the school to contain the diseases since February, the Health Department recently saw a worrying increase in the number of infected students in the school that led us to take further control measures in the school and to raise public awareness that chicken pox may be in the community, "said Dr. Lynne Saddler, district health director for the North Kentucky Health Department.
Chickenpox, or chickenpox, is a disease that can cause blister-like rashes, fever, tiredness and itching. It can last from five to seven days and spreads easily from person to person. [1
The activities at the school have been canceled and will be rescheduled to further reduce the risk of spreading the virus. Any student without proof of vaccination will not be allowed to attend school until three weeks after the onset of symptoms in the last student or staff member concerned.