Wednesday, September 19, 2018
A confirmed case of chickenpox has been reported at Lyons Township High School. The individual has been treated, and all necessary precautions have been taken. As required, LTHS has consulted with the Cook County Department of Public Health.
As you may know, chickenpox is an infection caused by a virus. Early symptoms may include headache, slight fever, malaise and an itchy rash that is blotchy for a few hours and then develops small blisters/lesions, which eventually form a scab. Chickenpox is highly contagious and is spread by direct contact, coughing and sneezing, or contact with soiled clothing from an infected person. The virus may be transmitted one to two days before the onset of the rash through six days after the appearance of the first lesion.
We are doing everything possible to protect the health of our students and staff and to limit the spread of chickenpox, including making sure custodians attend to high-touch surfaces and ensuring washrooms and locker rooms are adequately stocked with soap and paper towels. Our school nurses are staying informed and monitoring the situation on a daily basis.
Click chicken pox for some information. If you would like additional information, please call the Cook County Department of Public Health at 708-633-8699 or your primary care physician.
Staff is available on school days during regular school hours.
Dr. James Harazin
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