Communication Notice (recommended to be distributed if two or more cases are present)
This letter is to inform you that German Measles (also known as Rubella) has been identified at our school. This disease is spread through direct contact with saliva or respiratory droplets from an infected person. These droplets can be released into the air by talking, coughing or sneezing.
Symptoms to watch for are low grade fever, mild rash that appears first on the face, and then moving down the body lasting for 1-3 days, runny eyes and nose, swollen glands behind the ears and back of the neck and aching joints. Steps to prevent infection should always be followed. Please remind your child to practice proper hand hygiene, cough or sneeze into their sleeve, discard used kleenexes properly and we ask you keep your child home any time they show any symptoms of illness. Immunization will also significantly reduce risk.
If you would like more information, please check out this fact sheet at: https://novascotia.ca/dhw/CDPC/rubella.asp
For specific questions, contact a health care provider, 811 or Public Health.