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Chickenpox (Varicella).

Chickenpox (Varicella)


Chickenpox is an illness caused by the varicella zoster virus.

How it is caught?

Chickenpox is a highly infectious airborne disease spread by coughs, sneezes and contact with an infected individual.

What does it do?

Initially the virus causes a blister like rash, with nausea, general aches, loss of appetite and a low-grade fever.

Can it be treated?

Not normally. Some individuals benefit from anti-viral medication.

Where is it?


How is it prevented?

Though vaccination or natural immunity through acquiring the disease.

vaccine course of two injections, six weeks apart

This vaccine course of two injections, six weeks apart
will cost from



* Price is per dose, several doses may be required as part of a course.

Children over 12-months. Can be given from 9-months in certain circumstances

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