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How to protect your child from Chickenpox?

What causes chickenpox?

Chickenpox is caused by a virus, the varicella-zoster virus. 


What are the symptoms of chickenpox?

The most common symptoms of chickenpox are an itchy rash with small blisters, fever, tiredness, headache, and loss of appetite. The rash usually develops on the scalp and body, and then spreads to the face, arms, and legs. The illness lasts about 5–10 days.


How does chickenpox spread?

The chickenpox virus spreads through air by coughing and sneezing by direct contact with the fluid from a blister of a person infected with chickenpox or a sore from a person with shingles.

 

What is the chickenpox vaccine?

The chickenpox vaccine protects against chickenpox. It is made from weakened varicella virus that protects children by preparing their bodies to fight the virus. Some vaccinated people still get chickenpox, but they usually have a very mild case. They get well quickly.

Chickenpox is a vaccine preventable disease.

 

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