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Chicken Pox

  • 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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