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 Childhood Immunization
- Chickenpox - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chickenpox, also known as varicella, is a highly contagious disease caused by the initial infection with varicella zoster virus (VZV). The disease results in a ...
- Chickenpox | Vaccination | Varicella | CDC
Chickenpox (varicella) vaccination - General information about the varicella vaccine, vaccine safety, who should not be vaccinated, and vaccination options.
- Your Child's Immunizations: Chickenpox Vaccine
The varicella vaccine protects against chickenpox (varicella), a common and very contagious childhood viral illness. Immunization Schedule. The varicella vaccine is ...
- Childhood Immunizations Guide - WebMD
Learn what vaccinations to get for your child and when.
- Immunizations-Childhood Immunizations - WebMD
Many immunizations require more than one dose, given at varying intervals. Although your child does not need to restart the series if a scheduled dose is missed ...
- Chickenpox vaccination can protect you and your child.
Most children with chickenpox completely recover. But it can be serious, even deadly, for babies, adolescents, adults, and people with weakened immune systems.
- Vaccines: VPD-VAC/Varicella/main page
Varicella (Chickenpox) Vaccination . Varicella (chickenpox) is a highly contagious disease that is very uncomfortable and sometimes serious. The chickenpox vaccine …
- Vaccine-Preventable Diseases - Chickenpox (varicella)
Chickenpox (varicella) is a disease caused by a virus. Most people with chickenpox get very itchy blisters and sores all over their body. Chickenpox is spread person ...
- Chickenpox Photos - Immunization Action Coalition
The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC), a non-profit organization, works to increase immunization rates and prevent disease by creating and distributing educational ...
- Chickenpox | - Children ’s Immunisation
Chickenpox. In America and Canada all children are vaccinated against this childhood disease through their government vaccination programme. This is done from one ...