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Parents warned about chickenpox at Wythe County elementary school

The health department sent a letter to parents about possible cases

WYTHEVILLE, Va. – Parents at a Wythe County school are being warned about chickenpox.

Health department officials sent a letter to parents at Spiller Elementary letting them know that several children have a possible diagnosis of chickenpox. A health department spokesperson says the small number of cases does not constitute an outbreak.

Chickenpox can spread easily through the air and through chickenpox blisters.

The health department is encouraging parents to get their kids the chickenpox vaccine and if they notice symptoms of the virus, to use caution and keep their child away from school.