Mysterious rash outbreak strikes Calif. elementary school

Approximately 30 students and 10 staff members have been afflicted with a rash at Lake Forest (Calif.) Elementary School in an outbreak first reported on Sept. 15. The source of the rash remains unknown, according to NBC Los Angeles.

On Wednesday, tests ruled out live pests as a potential source for the skin irritation. Officials from the Saddleback Valley Unified School District, Vector Control District, the Orange County Health Care Agency, the city of Lake Forest and Safety First Pest Control are all collaborating to determine the source of the rash outbreak.

"The entire campus was sprayed, both inside and outside classrooms, and all field areas this weekend with a general pesticide that is safe for use at schools," said Tammy Blakely, assistant to the superintendent of the school district, according to NBC Los Angeles. "Out of an extreme abundance of caution, the entire campus will be sprayed again this weekend, both inside and outside classrooms, and all field areas to ensure that all concerns have been addressed."

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