Friday, April 30, 2010

30 April 2010


We had a bit of a scare this afternoon when the school office rang up to inform us that another kindy kid had been sent to sick bay with a suspected case of chicken pox. However, as that girl is not in Jeremy's class and as he doesn't play with her, the doctor told us just to watch and wait. We will ring the school office on Monday morning to confirm if she has chicken pox.

Otherwise, if he had been in close contact with her, he would have ended up in hospital for an injection of zoster immune globulin (ZIG) which provides temporary immediate protection against chicken pox - and he probably would have had to stay in hospital for a few days for further monitoring. Jeremy cannot have the chicken pox vaccination at the moment, because it is a live vaccine and his immune system has not fully recovered. Therefore, he is still at risk of serious illness if he comes into contact with infectious diseases such as chicken pox, mumps, measles, rubella etc.

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