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Varicella (Chickenpox) Update April 10, 2018

As of April 6, 2018 a Northeastern student has been diagnosed with chickenpox (varicella). The student has already recovered significantly and is no longer at risk of contagiousness.  No other individuals in recent contact with this student have been reported to have demonstrated symptoms. 


Northeastern University continues to investigate any potential infections and encourage any student with concern over a possible illness to contact or come to the University Health and Counseling Services (UHCS) for assessment.  UHCS works closely with the Massachusetts Department of Health and Boston Public Health Commission to follow all guidelines and updates on infectious diseases. 


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