We have been notified of a case of Chicken Pox at school.
People with chickenpox have small blisters (like a rash) on their skin.

These can be very itchy.

Other symptoms of chickenpox are:

tiredness
fever
general aches and pains.
How long chickenpox lasts

If there are no complications:

adults generally have the chickenpox infection for 3–7 days
children are usually ill for about 5–10 days.
Teenagers and adults are more likely to have complications or feel sicker from chickenpox than children.

If you are concerned about your child please keep them at home and contact your doctor.

Chickenpox (varicella) causes small itchy blisters on your skin. Find out how to care for someone with chickenpox, how to stop it spreading, and when to see a doctor.
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