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Media advisory


​Letters were sent home last week with students at Lathrop Elementary School about a confirmed case of Varicella, more commonly called chickenpox, at the school.

In the letters (EnglishSpanish​), parents are encouraged to contact their child's school nurse, the RPS 205 Health Services Office, or the Winnebago County Health Department. The letter also encourages parents to look for symptoms of the illness.​

To learn more about chickenpox, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:, or contact the Winnebago County Health Department at 815-720-4050.