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The Roanoke Times (Virginia)


Multiple cases of chicken pox have led to the cancellation of boys basketball games at Auburn High School this week.

Montgomery County schools spokeswoman Brenda Drake wrote in an email that the health department reported three confirmed cases of chicken pox at the school to the district last week.

At least one of those students participated on the basketball team and it was recommended the games be canceled to prevent any possible spread of the illness, she wrote.

A combined eight junior varsity and varsity games have been canceled, two of which were already rescheduled from being postponed earlier in the season because of snow.

"These games are cancelled, not postponed," Drake wrote.

Virginia Department of Health spokesman Bobby Parker wrote in an email that the New River Health District was investigating cases of chicken pox in the Riner area. The number of cases was unavailable.

- Travis Williams

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