Chicken pox

14 February 2019

We have received notification of a confirmed case of Chickenpox at Cranbourne Carlisle. This is an isolated case at this stage, but we need to inform our community of the following symptoms:

  • low-grade fever
  • general discomfort, illness or lack of wellbeing (malaise)
  • intensely itchy skin rash — appears as small blisters surrounded by irregularly-shaped patches of inflamed skin. The blisters first form on the body and later on the head and limbs. They usually burst and develop crusts after about five days
  • ulcers may develop in certain areas

Chickenpox is infectious 2 days prior to the onset of the rash until the blisters have all crusted into scabs. Children are not to attend school during this time.

Pregnant women and newborn babies should not be exposed to people with chickenpox.

See the link below for more information.