BOCA RATON (CBSMiami) – Florida Atlantic University officials announced Monday that two cases of chickenpox have been found on the Davie campus.
The school didn’t say in the announcement whether the cases were from students or faculty.READ MORE: North Miami Beach PD Needs Help Locating 15-Year-old Jeimy Henrriquez
Chickenpox is a contagious disease that spreads from person-to-person through direct contact, droplet, or airborne spread of respiratory tract secretions.READ MORE: Former US Rep. Carrie Meek Passes Away At 95
Symptoms of chickenpox include a sudden fever, body weakness, and loss of appetite. About 24 hours later, an itchy rash begins no the back/chest and spreads to other areas.MORE NEWS: Officer Injured, Suspect Dead Following Coral Gables Police-Involved Shooting
FAU said anyone with chickenpox should stay home until the illness has subsided and all scabs are dry. Even then, students must also have a note from a health care provider saying they are non-communicable.