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Information about Chicken Pox (Varicella)

This highly infectious disease produces a rash around 5 days after exposure to water-borne droplets. This was once an extremely common disease for which immunization has been extremely effective. The disease produces an extremely itchy scabby rash accompanied by sore throat and fever. Although most children who contract chicken pox come away with nothing more than a few pock scars, for children with compromised immune systems this disease can be a death sentence. In addition permanent brain and lung damage is possible in affected adults.

Reaction to the immunization is usually mild, with a small rash.

See also:

Immunisation - Age of baby

Immunisation - Controversy

Immunisation - Diphtheria

Immunisation - German Measles

Immunisation - Hepatitis A

Immunisation - Hepatitis B

Immunisation - Hib Disease

Immunisation - How does it work

Immunisation - Measles

Immunisation - Mumps

Immunisation - Pertussis

Immunisation - Polio

Immunisation - Reducing impact on baby

Immunisation - Rubella

Immunisation - Safety

Immunisation - Schedule

Immunisation - Tetanus

Immunisation - Tuberculosis

Immunisation - Varicella

Immunisation - Whooping cough


 
   
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