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Chickenpox

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 15, but older children and adults can get it. It spreads very easily from ...
  2. Chickenpox and Shingles Tests What are chickenpox and shingles tests? Chickenpox and shingles tests check to see if you are or have ever been infected with the varicella zoster ...
  3. Chickenpox is a viral infection in which a person develops very itchy blisters all over the body. ... The illness is rare today because of the chickenpox vaccine .
  4. ... is taken in its entirety from the CDC Chickenpox Vaccine Information Statement (VIS): www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/varicella.html .
  5. ... product containing Measles Vaccine, Mumps Vaccine, Rubella Vaccine, Varicella Vaccine) ... Why get vaccinated?Varicella vaccine can prevent varicella.Varicella, also called "chickenpox," causes an itchy rash that usually lasts about a week. It ...
  6. Travelers' Health: Varicella / Chickenpox (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    Chickenpox/Related Issues ... Chickenpox ... Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... Information about how to order the U.S. government publication about traveling ...
  7. Chickenpox/Start Here ... Chickenpox ... VisualDX ... Discover varicella (chickenpox), a highly contagious viral infection common in children. Learn about its causes, ...
  8. Chickenpox (Varicella) Signs and Symptoms (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    Learn more about chickenpox signs and symptoms. The classic symptom is a rash that turns into itchy, fluid-filled blisters that eventually turn ... chickenpox symptoms, symptoms of chickenpox, chickenpox signs, signs of chickenpox, varicella symptoms, symptoms of varicella, varicella signs, ...
  9. Shingles (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... a painful rash. It is caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV). This is the same virus that causes chickenpox. After you have chickenpox, the virus stays in ...
  10. ... from the CDC MMRV (Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella) Vaccine Information Statement (VIS): www.cdc.gov/vaccines/ ... MMRV vaccine can prevent measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella . MEASLES (M) causes fever, cough, runny nose, and ...
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