Chicken Pox; Varicella-Zoster Virus
Chicken pox, also spelled chickenpox, is a common childhood disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV), also known as human herpes virus 3 (HHV-3), one of the eight herpesviruses known to affect humans. It is characterized by a fever followed by itchy raw pox or open sores.
Chickenpox as related to Chickenpox Vaccine
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Chickenpox (Varicella) | Vaccines.gov
Getting chickenpox vaccine is much safer than getting chickenpox disease. Most people who get chickenpox vaccine do not have any problems with it.
- Chickenpox | About | Varicella | CDC
Chickenpox is a very contagious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV). It causes a blister-like rash, itching, tiredness, and fever.
- Chickenpox (Varicella) Vaccine : Schedule and Side Effects
WebMD explains the varicella, or chickenpox, vaccine -- why it's important, who should get it, the vaccine schedule, and possible side effects.
- Chickenpox (Varicella)-Topic Overview - webmd.com
Chickenpox (varicella) is a contagious illness that causes an itchy rash and red spots or blisters (pox) all over the body. Chickenpox can cause problems for pregnant ...
- Chickenpox: MedlinePlus
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.
- Varicella vaccine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chickenpox is highly contagious but mild for most children; Chickenpox symptoms include low grade fever and skin lesions with intense itching lasting two to three weeks
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Varicella (Chickenpox) Vaccine: learn about side effects, dosage, special precautions, and more on MedlinePlus
- Chickenpox (Varicella ) - Adult Vaccination
Chickenpox (Varicella) Why vaccinate against chickenpox? The risk of hospitalization and death from chickenpox is increased in adults. Chickenpox may cause ...