Seven confirmed cases of the Chicken Pox have been reported in the Camdenton R-III School District. Camdenton school health services coordinator Sue Blankenship says most of them are at Dogwood Elementary School, on the main campus in Camdenton:
School officials were waiting to hear from the Camden County Health Department whether or not to declare an outbreak:
Bee Dampier at the Camden County Health Department says they’re monitoring the situation:
Dampier says cases of the chicken pox have also been reported in Climax Springs, and in Morgan and LeClede counties:
Dampier recommends parents look at their child’s immunization records and contact their healthcare provider for a vaccine if they don’t have one.