Chickenpox

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Discipline:
Health & Fitness
Subject:
Health
Grade:
6,7,8,9

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Chickenpox

Slight fever, irratibility, cold like symptoms. Red rash that develops blister-like and scabs over later. Chickenpox affects the most abundant parts of the body like, back, neck,chest and forearms.

Chickenpox is a virus and the incubation period is 2-3 weeks after exposure.

Infectious Agent & Incubation Period

ChickenpoxBy: Courtney List

Signs & Symptoms

Airborne through contact with secretions from the respiratory tract. Transmission through contact with the blisters is less likely to happen.

Methods of Transmission

Exclude children from school and the general public, practice good hygiene, especially hand washing. Children can return to school/daycare when blisters have COMPLETELY formed a dry scab. Immunization is now available.

2-3 days prior to the onset of symptoms until 5-6 days after first eruptions. The scabs are not contagious.

Control Measures

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