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YME reports grade school students hit with outbreak of chickenpox


WILLMAR -- A chickenpox outbreak in the Yellow Medicine East School District prompted school officials to send out letters this week, notifying families of the outbreak and outlining steps they can take to reduce its spread.

About 25 cases have been reported since May 13, said Linda Norland, deputy administrator of Countryside Public Health in Granite Falls. Most were among elementary-age children, but the outbreak may be spreading, she said Wednesday.

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Anne Polta

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