Subscriber Account active since. Free subscriber-exclusive audiobook! Get it now on Libro. Chickenpox is a very contagious rash that is caused by the varicella-zoster virus VZV. The chickenpox vaccine was made available in the US in , and today, most people get vaccinated, which has resulted in the prevention of 3.
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In some people, particularly adults, the non-rash symptoms will appear before the rash does. Non-Rash Symptoms. Most of these symptoms last for a day or two and then disappear as the rash appears. Remember that a person infected with the varicella virus can be contagious during the couple of days they have these pre-rash, non-specific symptoms. Chickenpox Rash.
Chickenpox commonly causes itchy blisters over large areas of the body, along with fever and fatigue. If you or your child has been vaccinated against chickenpox , the risk of the disease is low. Still, a small percentage of vaccinated people will get chickenpox, usually with very mild symptoms. But in a small number of cases, the disease can have dangerous complications. Your doctor will diagnose chickenpox on the basis of its symptoms, and possibly on laboratory tests if the diagnosis is in doubt.