Chickenpox scratches south county

Encampment school has 13 clinically diagnosed cases of chickenpox, including in some vaccinated children


Parents with children attending schools in Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) were notified last week via letters sent home with students about an active case of chickenpox, also known as varicella, that had originated in the elementary school portion of Encampment K-12 School.

“This is to let you know we have an active case of Chickenpox in the Encampment Elementary school,” the letter, dated April 29 and signed by CCSD2 nurses Karen Patton and Melissa Copeland, read. “The majority of children have been vaccinated against Chickenpox, but some children are still susceptible....

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