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Chickenpox cases reported at Linda Vista school

Posted at 4:26 PM, Apr 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-22 19:26:38-04

County health officials Friday reported a chickenpox outbreak at a school in Linda Vista.

Health and Human Services Agency officials announced six students at San Diego Cooperative Charter School's Linda Vista campus were diagnosed with chickenpox.

Health officials said: "The first student reported illness on March 7 and the latest student diagnosed became symptomatic on April 20. The incubation period for chickenpox is generally 14 to 16 days from exposure, with a range of 10-21 days, so additional cases may be reported through May 11."

According to health officials, the students range in age from 5 through 8 years old.

Only one of the six children received the chickenpox vaccine, officials noted.

There have been 16 cases of chickenpox reported in the county so far this year. County officials said chickenpox is not reportable "unless it occurs in an outbreak or outbreak or results in a hospitalization or death."