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Chickenpox is an infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus. Most cases are in children under age 15, but older children and adults can get it. It spreads very easily from one person to another.

The classic symptom of chickenpox is an uncomfortable, itchy rash. The rash turns into fluid-filled blisters and eventually into scabs. It usually shows up on the face, chest, and back and then spreads to the rest of the body. Other symptoms include

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  1. Chickenpox (National Library of Medicine)  
    Chickenpox is an infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus. Most cases are in children under age ... one person to another. The classic symptom of chickenpox is an uncomfortable, itchy rash. The rash turns ...
  2. Immunization - chickenpox; Vaccine - VAR;Immunization - VAR; Varicella zoster vaccine ... Chickenpox is caused by the varicella-zoster virus. The virus is very common and spreads very easily. ...
  3. Chickenpox - Fact Sheet for Parents (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
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  5. Chickenpox (Nemours Foundation)  
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  7. Chickenpox Prevention and Treatment (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
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  8. Who Needs Chickenpox Vaccine (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... gov . Vaccines and Immunizations Share Compartir Who Needs Chickenpox Vaccine For Public Children under age 13 years ... of age and older who have never had chickenpox or received chickenpox vaccine should get two doses, ...
  9. Chickenpox (Varicella) Signs and Symptoms (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... in unvaccinated persons. People at Risk for Severe Chickenpox Some people who get chickenpox may have more ...
  10. About Chickenpox (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... Related Links Medline Plus Healthfinder.gov Shingles About Chickenpox Overview Describes the disease, its symptoms, how it ... Signs & Symptoms Lists typical signs and symptoms of chickenpox... Complications Lists possible serious health problems from chickenpox... ...
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