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YME reports grade school students hit with outbreak of chickenpox

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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

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at http://healthbeat.areavoices.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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