Stephany Dimas

How chickenpox is transmitted and what causes chickenpox

Chickenpox is spread by direct contact with the rash and or droplets dispersed into the air by coughing or sneezing. You may also get chickenpox if you live with children or you work or attend at a school or a child care facility. It is highly contagious to people who have not yet had the vaccine or have not yet had the disease. chicken pox can also be spread by your hands.
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How many deaths have been reported

Chickenpox used to be common in the United States before the chickenpox vaccine. In 1990's, an average of 4 million people got chicken pox and 100 to 150 died each year. When the chickenpox vaccine came out 3.5 million cases of varicella are prevented in the United States.
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How is the disease prevented

The disease can be prevented by getting the chickenpox vaccine.
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How to treat or cure the disease

The way to treat or cure the disease is to call the doctor and it would matter how bad the chickenpox is to give you medicine. If it is really bad they will give you some medicine to shorten the duration and to help reduce the risk of complications. the best thing to do when you have chickenpox is to not scratch.
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What are the symptoms

Some of the symptoms for chickenpox are fevers,loss of appetite, headache, tiredness and general feelings of being unwell. It can also spread throughout the whole body. Chickenpox causes a itchy rash.

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Where is chickenpox most commonly found

Chickenpox is found all over the world.
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More about the chickenpox vaccine

Chickenpox protects you against a very uncomfortable and sometimes serious disease. chickenpox used to be very common in the U.S. Thankfully the chickenpox vaccine has changed all of that. The CDC recommends children, adolescents, and adults to get two doses of the chickenpox vaccine. When you take the two doses you are about 98% effective at preventing chickenpox. Sometimes people who get the vaccine may still get the disease.
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Who invented the chickenpox vaccine

Dr Michiaki Takahashi is who developed the chickenpox vaccine in the mild 1970's at Osaka University, he died in December 15, 2013 at age 85. Each year millions of people in the U.S and worldwide are protected from severe disease from chickenpox thanks to Dr. Takahasi's work.
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