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Chickenpox Information

Ferndale School District Student Health Services

The following is a copy of a letter regarding information about chickenpox. The letter is also available in PDF format:

Varicella Ferndale Chicken Pox letter

Dear Parent or Guardian:

Three Cascadia students were recently diagnosed with chickenpox (varicella). We have been in contact with the Whatcom County Health Department. Chickenpox is a disease caused by a virus. It spreads easily from person to person. In healthy people chickenpox usually causes a mild illness, but sometimes it is a serious illness, especially in adults, teenagers, pregnant women and immunocompromised people. Here is some basic information about chickenpox. Please call your child’s healthcare provider for special advice.


Kelly Parsons, School Administrator and Sandy Bird, School Nurse