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  • Chickenpox or chicken pox is a highly contagious illness caused by primary infection with varicella zoster virus (VZV).[1] It usually starts with vesicular skin rash mainly on the body and head rather than at the periphery and become itchy, raw pockmarks, which mostly heal without scarring. — “Chickenpox - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Routine vaccination against varicella zoster virus is also performed in the United States, and the incidence of chickenpox has been dramatically reduced there (from 4 million cases per year in the pre-vaccine era to approximately 400,000 cases per year as of 2005). — “Varicella vaccine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Varicella-zoster virus is known by many names, including: chickenpox virus, varicella virus, zoster virus, and human herpes virus type 3 (HHV-3) Primary VZV infection results in chickenpox (varicella), which may rarely result in complications including encephalitis or. — “Varicella zoster virus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

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