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The University has received a report of Chickenpox by two students at Daniels College of Business. Chickenpox is a contagious disease. The classic symptom of chickenpox is a rash that turns into itchy, blisters. The rash may first show up on the face, chest, and back then spread to the rest of the body. Other common symptoms that may begin to appear 1-2 days before rash include high fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, headache.
The chicken pox vaccine was introduced in the US 1996. Anyone born in the US before 1980 is considered immune. Anyone born in 1980 or later may benefit from receiving the chicken pox vaccine (varicella).
Students experiencing any of the symptoms noted above or wanting the varicella vaccine should contact the Health and Counseling Center. Employees who may be concerned about any symptoms or wanting the vaccine should contact their healthcare provider.
About the Health and Counseling Center
The Health & Counseling Center (HCC) is an on-campus facility that provides a wide range of on-site medical and mental health services. Physicians, nurses, psychologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other professionals staff the HCC. All students enrolled for academic credit (full-time or part-time, undergraduate or graduate) may use the HCC.
Why Focus On Wellness?
- Wellbeing is linked to grades and success
- Distress is related to academic functioning
- Depressed students are more likely to miss class and exams
- Personal problems are primary cause of drop-out
"People can't be academically successful if they are physically or mentally unwell"