Chickenpox Common childhood illness

Most of us have either been infected or affected by chickenpox in one way or the other. Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease caused by the varicella zoster virus, which brings about blister-like rashes, itching, tiredness and fever. Chickenpox is often mild but can be dangerous especially in newborn babies, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems.

Published in February 2017