Also known as varicella, chickenpox is a virus that often affects children. It is characterized by itchy, red blisters that appear all over the body.
Prior to the availability of varicella vaccine there were approximately 4 million
cases of varicella a year in the U.S. Though usually a mild disease in healthy ...
It's most common in kids under age 12, but anyone can get chickenpox. ... Young
kids tend to have a mild illness with fewer blisters than older children or adults.
Sep 18, 2013 ... As it turned out, he had a very mild case of chickenpox as a baby, but the doctor
told his mom he would probably get it again. Which is true.
is a highly contagious viral infection caused by the varicella virus. It attaches to the wall of the cell it invades, and then enters the cell. Although one lesion goes through this complete cycle in about 7 days, another hallmark of chicken pox
is the f... More »
Aug 24, 2015 ... Chickenpox is a disease caused by the varicella zoster virus, which is a ...
Chickenpox may first present as a mild cold, with a runny nose, ...
Nov 16, 2011 ... However, the symptoms are usually milder with fewer blisters and mild or no
fever. About 25% to 30% of vaccinated people who get chickenpox ...
Chickenpox (varicella) is a common, preventable childhood infection caused by
the varicella-zoster virus. It's most common in young children and is usually mild,
Nov 10, 2014 ... it is very easy to catch; most cases of chickenpox are mild and children get better
completely; your child needs to see a doctor if they have a ...
You may get chickenpox from touching the fluids from a chickenpox blister, or if
someone with the disease coughs or sneezes near you. Even those with mild ...