- It is an acute viral disease, with slight fever, malaise and a skin eruption.
- It is caused by a virus Herpes virus 3.
- Transmitted from person to person by direct contact by droplet or by air borne spread.
- Report to local health authorities.
- Exclude children from school, emergency rooms (or) Public places until the varicles become dry.
- Articles contaminated should be disinfected.
- Vaccine is recommended for suceptible persons following exposure to virus.
- Vaccine may be given to the children aged 12 to 18 months and for the
- Children upto 12 years who have not had varicella
- The vaccine has efficacy of 70-90%.
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