Chicken pox outbreak

JOHN EDENS IN QUEENSTOWN
Last updated 12:01 26/12/2012

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Dozens of children in Wanaka and the Upper Clutha have been hit by a chicken pox outbreak.

The contagious disease has spread among youngsters in Wanaka, Albert Town and surrounding settlements this month although the number of cases is unclear.

A Wanaka Medical Centre spokeswoman said no-one was available to comment.

Chicken pox is spread by contact, coughing and sneezing and can take more than two weeks after exposure for symptoms to develop.

The contagion is active for four or five days before the itchy spots appear and about five day after the pox clear.

* Has your child had chicken pox? Contact us at news@stl.co.nz

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