The primary school classes of Jurupa Valley were decontaminated by an outside company after parents reported that two students that went to school there are suspected of leprosy. Currently, a national leprosy laboratory is analyzing the received data.
A doctor established the two cases of leprosy, but the Jurupa Unified School District and the Riverside County state health office have yet to confirm the events.
Leprosy is a contagious illness that induces cruel, disfiguring skin injuries and nerve destruction in the legs and arms. However, it is not as contagious as we think. One can get it only by coming into close and regular contact with mouth and nose droplets from an individual with the untreated disease.
Preliminary samples from two students of Indian Hills Elementary School have been sent to Baton Rouge at the National Hansen’s Disease (Leprosy) Program laboratory. Barbara Cole, the manager of Riverside County Director of Disease Control, is awaiting the outcomes in several weeks.
Around 630 of students belonging to the nearly 100 California schools stayed at home on Tuesday.
Elliott Duchon, the Superintendent Of Jurupa Unified School District, declared that after a parent had announced the case at school on Thursday, a company sanitized the classrooms as a precaution measure. Duchon also mentioned that the two children diagnosed with the illness haven’t come to school on Tuesday. They do not know if the two kids are related.
Barbara Cole who is planning to question the doctor who established the diagnose and the parents said that she wasn’t informed of the children traveling recently. She found out that the children are not currently hospitalized.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 95 percent of the individuals are usually immune to the illness.
Parents at Jurupa Valley declared they feel a little better knowing that after the two probable cases of leprosy, classrooms, playground equipment, and restrooms, had been sanitized.
The most recent case of the disease in Riverside County was announced in 2011. Currently, health officials are observing the individuals with the illness and will inform the school administrators if they find out that the children’s samples are tested positive.
Furthermore, Duchon said that kids could come back to school as soon as they have their physician’s approval.
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