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Chickenpox outbreak at Grenada school forces one-week closure

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2016 | 10:16 AM

Grenada’s health authorities today confirmed that an outbreak of cat a primary school has forced the closure of the school for at least one week.

The Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development has further advised that siblings of students who attend the St George’s Anglican Junior School should also remain at home as a precautionary measure.

The advisory said 17 cases of chickenpox were diagnosed among the students at the school which is located in the heart of the city.

The most commonly recognised chickenpox symptom is a spotty, blistering red rash that can cover the entire body very rapidly including the palms of the hands and soles of the feet.