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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)  
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  2. Chickenpox - Fact Sheet for Parents (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
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  4. Chickenpox (Nemours Foundation)  
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  9. Chickenpox (Nemours Foundation)  
    About Chickenpox Caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV), chickenpox used to be a common illness among kids in ... body and be accompanied by flu-like symptoms. Chickenpox is very contagious, so an infected child should ...
  10. Chickenpox (Varicella): Transmission (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
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