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Wauwatosa health officials investigating suspected case of chicken pox at Longfellow Middle School

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Posted at 6:51 PM, May 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-14 23:35:59-04

WAUWATOSA -- Health officials in Wauwatosa are looking into reports of a suspected chicken pox case at Longfellow Middle School.

A city health officer tells TODAY'S TMJ4 there's only one case being looked at, and the disease has not been confirmed.

A note sent to parents and guardians Monday says that students may have been exposed between Wednesday, May 8 and Friday, May 10. By law, chicken pox is reported to the health department for follow up.

The letter urges parents to talk to their health providers without delay if their children experience symptoms. The Health Department says it encourages parents to talk to doctors about making sure their kids are fully immunized against the extremely contagious disease.

The incubation period for chicken pox is 10-21 days, according to the Health Department.

Read the full letter to parents below:

Chicken pox letter by TODAY'S TMJ4 on Scribd