Everything About Chicken Pox!
Chicken Pox, also called varicella, is characterized by itchy red blisters that appear all over the body. A virus causes this condition. It often affects children, and was so common it was considered a childhood rite of passage. It’s very rare to have the chickenpox infection more than once. And since the chickenpox vaccine was introduced in the mid-1990s, cases have declined.
———————————————————-Detailed view on Chicken Pox :
Pathogen : Chicken pox virus (varicella)
Mode of transmission : By contact or through scabs
Incubation period : 12-20 days
Symptoms: (i) Fever, headache and loss of appetite
(ii) Dark red-coloured rash on the back and chest which spreads on the whole body. Later, rashes change into vessicles.
(iii) After few days these vessicles start drying up and scabs (crusts) are formed.
(iv) These scabs start falling (infective stage)
Prevention And Cure : There is no vaccine against chicken pox as yet. But precautions must be taken as follows:
(i) The patient should be kept in isolation.
(ii) Clothings, utencils, etc. used by the patient should be sterilised.
(iii) Fallen scabs should be collected and burnt.
One attack of chicken pox gives life long immunity to the person recovered from this disease.
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