chicken pox

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or chicken pox  (chĭk′ən-pŏks′)
An acute contagious disease, primarily of children, that is caused by the varicella-zoster virus and characterized by skin eruptions, slight fever, and malaise. Also called varicella.

[Perhaps in allusion to the mildness of the disease as contrasted with smallpox.]

chicken pox

A virus infection of the whole body. The rash starts on the back and chest. The disease may cause shingles in adults.
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"I wasn't aware of any side effects and didn't even know there could be such serious side effects from chicken pox," said her mother.
As a nurse Emma, from Swffryd, Blaenau Gwent, knew that for most children chicken pox is a common infection which clears up in a week or so.
The case is not so serious and only 6 children were found to be affected with the chicken pox,aACA[yen] said the government official.Ee
According to hospital sources, patient of chicken pox, Humaira belongs to Vehari, while AIDS patient Perveen is resident of Dunyapur, Lodhran.
About the Chicken pox vaccination Professor Shaikh informed that the vaccination requires only two shots and the first vaccination is given at about 1 year of age, and the second is given at 4 years of age.
With this in mind, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advise people to get the shingles vaccine even if they can't recall having had chicken pox during childhood.
Chicken pox, which is very common in children, causes red raised spots to develop on the face or chest before spreading to other parts of the body.
by Times News Service According to a Ministry of Health, 18,376 cases of chicken pox were registered in Oman in 2014, and 17,903 cases in 2013.
BORN in 1954 and the youngest of three, we were frequently off school, if one got chicken pox, we all got it.
WASHINGTON -- As the number of children vaccinated against varicella has risen, the number of chicken pox cases has proportionally declined.