Chickenpox cases up to 28 at private school in North Carolina

Chickenpox cases up to 28 at private school in North Carolina

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by Associated Press

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Health officials say 28 private school students in North Carolina now have chickenpox in an outbreak that started last week.

The Buncombe County Health and Human Services Department announced Monday the week before.

In a statement, the Asheville Waldorf School said it has provided information about the outbreak to the health department.

Buncombe County Medical Director Jennifer Mullendore said: "Students have not provided proof of vaccination against chickenpox have been quarantined for 21 days.

The private school serves students from nursery school age to grade 6. One of the infected children attends a different school.

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