We have had confirmed cases of Chicken Pox in our Grade 4 classes.
Signs: mild fever, feeling tired and irritable, itchy, rash (commonly starts on cheek, back & face)
Exclusion Period: Exclude until blisters have dried. This is usually at least 5 days after the rash first appears in non-immunised children and less in immunised children
Chicken Pox is transmitted by airborne transmission and by contact with the fluid present in the rash. Chicken Pox can cause a very serious illness in adults and can occasionally cause serious damage to an unborn baby if acquired during pregnancy.