San Francisco State University warns students of chickenpox cases on campus

(KTSF by Susannah Lee)

San Francisco State University issued a health warning to all students after finding 2 confirmed chickenpox cases on campus.

According to the SFSU Student Health Services, a student was diagnosed with chickenpox last Friday. The student lives on campus and visited various sites at the school.
School officials believe the case is not related to another chickenpox case confirmed earlier.

While the university anticipates a possibility of additional cases, it does not expect a major outbreak as most people have immunity through childhood exposure or vaccination. Students who are not immuned and are concerned about the possible risk of being infected are encouraged to get vaccination.

The school health warning also advises students to isolate themselves at home or in the dorm room, and call their health care provider if they experience symptoms of chickenpox, which usually include fever, tiredness, headaches, and a rash that turns into itchy, fluid-filled blisters that scab after several days.

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