3 cases of chickenpox confirmed in summer session students

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Three UC Berkeley summer session students were recently identified as having chickenpox, or varicella, according to a campus message emailed by Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Stephen Sutton and Assistant Vice Chancellor for University Health Services Guy Nicolette.

Chickenpox is a highly contagious viral infection, according to the email, and the campus wanted to urge the community to be aware of symptoms in order to take any necessary actions.

According to the email, the students are being monitored and “appear to be recovering well.” The email added that campus and University Health Services officials are currently working with the city’s Public Health Division to monitor the situation if further cases are confirmed.

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