Posted: Jan 23, 2013 6:34 PM by Katy Harris KXLF News
ANACONDA- 4 confirmed cases of Chicken Pox in Anaconda children have surfaced.
Anaconda Deer Lodge Public Health Director Heidi Nielsen says her department hasn't seen this illness in years because it's vaccine preventable.
The illness occurred in children ages 2 and under.
For children chicken pox can lead to secondary small tissue infections.
In adults it can lead to pneumonia.
The Anaconda Deer Lodge Health Department has vaccines available to prevent Chicken Pox.
The department is required to report those cases to the state health department.
The first case for this year was identified on January 4th.