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  • Chickenpox is usually a relatively benign infection.

    Varicella (Chickenpox) Vaccine

  • Chickenpox is much more likely to cause severe disease in adults than in children.

    Varicella (Chickenpox) Vaccine

  • Chickenpox is an infection caused by varicella virus, and it is highly contagious.

    Varicella (Chickenpox) Vaccine

  • Chickenpox causes a rash on the chest, abdomen, scalp and face.


  • Chickenpox: The disease, the vaccine and the parties


  • Chickenpox also can be extremely disruptive, forcing parents to take a week off work, says Paul Offit, chief of infectious disease at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, who wasn't involved in the study.

    Vaccine has nearly eliminated chickenpox deaths in children

  • Chickenpox can be dangerous for some groups of people.

    2009 October 03 « Mudpuddle

  • The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention puts your tax dollars to work by turning out not one but three sets of disease cards, including the ever-popular hantavirus (“Humans can get the disease from contact with infected rodents or their urine and feces (poop)”); chicken pox (“Chickenpox has nothing to do with chickens”); and listeria (“listeria loves cool, wet places and grows fast in dairy products like soft cheese, sandwich meat, and hotdogs”).

    Deck the Halls

  • The logic behind such a choice was that the MMR vaccine (and Chickenpox vaccine as well) are live virus vaccines; these shots are designed to mimic a natural infection and allow the immune system to develop protection.

    Dr. Bob Sears: Vaccines And Autism: What Can Parents Do During This Controversy?

  • Well, getting the MMR and Chickenpox vaccines all on the same day (as it is recommended on the regular schedule) is a far cry from how children would be exposed to these illnesses back when they were common.

    Dr. Bob Sears: Vaccines And Autism: What Can Parents Do During This Controversy?


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