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Chicken pox are small blisters that grown through the skin caused by a varicella-zoster virus. It comes from an Old English word called “gican” which means “to itch”. It is an old childhood disease that shows a freaky amount of water filled rash. A virus in this disease is the same as that causes herpes zoster or shingles in adults. When the body is infected by this virus, it automatically produces antibodies causing immunity from being infected by the same virus again.
This disease is very contagious that it can be transferred by touching the fluids that breaks on the skin of an infected child or even when the infected child coughs or sneeze near you. However, having a vaccine from this disease is not a guarantee that you will not have the disease again, instead you are still vulnerable from infection by the same disease but the burden is much lesser than that of not having a vaccine.
The incubation period for chickenpox takes about two weeks and one should stay away from school to prevent form further contamination with other children. Bed rest is mostly recommended to help a child cope with the disease since itchiness on his skin is so hard to deal at this time. Within 10 to 20 days time, the pox will appear thus making it contagious even more to mingle with other kids.