Chickenpox is contagious.


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 - KidsHealth

A person with chickenpox is most contagious during the first 2 to 5 days of being sick. That's usually about 1 to 2 days before the rash shows up. So you could be ...

Chickenpox: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

Chickenpox is a viral infection in which a person develops extremely itchy blisters all ... A person with chickenpox becomes contagious 1 to 2 days before their ...
Chicken pox is a highly contagious illness that should become much less a part of childhood as more children are given the Varivax or chicken pox vaccine. About two days later, your child will develop an itchy rash consisting of small red bumps that start on the scalp,... More »
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Chickenpox | Clinical Overview | Varicella | CDC

Nov 16, 2011 ... Varicella is highly contagious. The virus spreads in the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It can also be spread by touching or ...

Chicken Pox and Shingles: 5 Things We Should Know About the ...

Jan 29, 2013 ... Shingles is less contagious than chicken pox and cannot be passed from person to person. However, the varicella zoster virus can be spread ...

Chickenpox (Varicella): Get Facts on Symptoms and Treatment

Feb 18, 2015 ... Get the facts on the chickenpox, vaccine, treatment, causes (varicella ... Chickenpox is highly contagious and spreads by contact with someone ...

Chickenpox - Causes - NHS Choices

Chickenpox is caused by the varicella-zoster virus. You catch it by coming into contact with someone who is infected. Chickenpox is a very contagious infection.

Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Chickenpox

Feb 20, 2014 ... Chickenpox is a common viral infection that spreads very easily and over ... The person with chickenpox is contagious from the beginning of the ...

Popular Q&A
Q: When is Chicken Pox contagious?
A: Chicken Pox is contagious the minute it begins to develop inside a body, and stops being contagious when the last of the blisters disappear, at all times; It ca... Read More »
Q: Is chicken pox contagious to cats?
A: Actually, Chicken Pox is a virus that is only contagious to humans. So if your kitty has red spots, it is not the chicken pox. Rush her/him to the doctors as so... Read More »
Q: Is chicken pox contagious?
A: Chickenpox is very highly contagious. It is passed on by airborne particles, droplets in Read More »
Q: Are chicken pox contagious?
A: Chickenpox is contagious. Someone who has it can easily spread it to someone else. It is m... Read More »
Q: Are my chicken pox contagious?
A: I agree totally with Robert. If you go to homecoming you will infect many of the people there. Do you really want to be responsible for that? Keep in mind that ... Read More »