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Student diagnosed with Chickenpox in Mary Walker School District

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SPOKANE, Wash. - The Mary Walker School District near Springdale sent an alert out on Monday that on Monday a middle school student was diagnosed with Chickenpox. 


The school district said in a release that the student had Chickenpox all of last week before being diagnosed. The infected student is at home being treated and will have to get a doctor's note before returning to school. 


Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease that is transmitted person-to-person by direct contact and sometimes via airborne. Symptoms include: fever, fatigue, and a generalized eruption of the skin. Each lesion begins as a small blister that scabs over in 3-4 days. The school district is asking parents to check their children for symptoms.


If you are a parent and have any questions, the school district urges you to call their school nurse at (509)-258-4721. 



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