Chickenpox

By: Denise Lopez

-The origin of this disease is bacteria.

-Chickenpox gives the human body rash or oral sores, malaise, and a low-grade fever that  signal the presents of the disease.

-The symptoms of the chickenpox are nausea, loss of appetite, aching muscles, and headache.

Facts

-Chickenpox is a very common childhood infection.

-It is most common in children and is usually mild. When adults get it, however, they can get very sick.

-Chickenpox is dangerous for people with immune system problems, such as leukemia, or for people who are taking drugs that weaken the immune system, such as steroids.

Treatments

-Chickenpox is extremely contagious. Keep your child home until all of the blisters are dry and scabs have fallen off.

-Most cases of chickenpox require little or no treatment beyond treating the symptoms.

How to prevent Chickenpox

-The chickenpox vaccine is the best way to prevent chickenpox. Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that the vaccine provides complete protection from the virus for nearly 90 percent of young children who receive it. When the vaccine doesn't provide complete protection, it significantly lessens the severity of the disease. The chickenpox vaccine is for everyone.

*Some of the thing that I would tell individuals to keep safe are to eat healthy and don't be around people that have chickenpox.*

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