Chickenpox Wanted Globally

Also called varicella, is trying to be put to a stop.

What causes Chickenpox?

The Varicella- zoster virus is what causes Chickenpox. Most Chickenpox cases occur through contact with a person that is infected. This virus mostly only affects children.
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Chickenpox is where blisters appear on your skin. The virus may be contagious before the person starts to develop the blisters and the virus won't be ineffective until the blisters have crusted over.

How is it spread?

Chickenpox is spread through sneezing, coughing, and physical contact.

Symptoms

Symptoms include, but aren't limited to:

1. Sore throat

2. fever

3. stomachache

4. headache

5. cough

These Symptoms may occur before, after, or even while having the blisters.

Treatments

Things can be done at home to help relieve the symptoms like calamine lotion and colloidal oatmeal baths, which may help itching. You can also use a non- aspirin medications to relieve and help soothe a fever. Your doctor may be able to prescribe you medicine to also help with symptoms.
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Transmission

The virus spreads easily to those who have never had it. The virus spreads in the air when the infected person coughs or sneezes. Chickenpox can also be spread from people with shingles. A person with chickenpox can spread the disease 1-2 days before they get it. If a person who is vaccinated for chickenpox gets the disease, they can still spread it to others.
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History of Chickenpox

Chickenpox is believed to have been discovered by Giovanni Filippo during the 1500s in Italy. A physician named Richard Morton, is believed to be the one who gave it its name in the 1600s. William Heberden was the first physician to prove that chickenpox was actually different from smallpox.

Prevention

The chickenpox vaccine prevents chickenpox in 90 percent of children who receive the vaccine. Without receiving the vaccine, it is hard to prevent chickenpox without the vaccine so some see the vaccination as a must. The shot should be given to your child between the ages of 12-15 months old. Later on, a booster shot is given between the ages of 4 and 6 years old.
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