What is chickenpox?
Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease caused by the varicella zoster virus that enters through the respiratory tract and conjunctiva.
How do you get chickenpox?
When exposed to an infected person, 9 out of 10 people will catch chickenpox.
People are most infectious 1-2 days before the rash appears and until all blisters have formed scabs.
UK/VAC/0003/18 February 2018
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