What Is Chickenpox?

Q:
What is chickenpox?

A:
Chickenpox (varicella) is a viral infection that causes an itchy rash with small, fluid-filled blisters. Chickenpox is highly contagious to people who haven’t had the disease or been vaccinated against it.

For most people, chickenpox is a mild disease. Still, it’s better to get vaccinated. The chickenpox vaccine is a safe, effective way to prevent chickenpox and its possible complications.

To learn more you should go to a medical professional.

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