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Cal Poly student diagnosed with chickenpox

Posted at 4:12 PM, Mar 05, 2019

A student at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo reportedly has a case of the chickenpox.

School officials sent a notice to campus about the student’s illness Tuesday.

The notice says, “Due to the serious nature of the illness, Cal Poly officials are working with the student to identify any on-campus spaces they visited to reduce the risk of exposure to others.”

Chickenpox is highly contagious and spreads quickly through close contact.

Symptoms include an itchy rash with blisters that can spread over the entire body, fever, headache, fatigue, and loss of appetite.

Health officials warn chickenpox can be especially dangerous for babies, pregnant women, and people with a weakened immune system.

A vaccine is available.