Chickenpox is a very contagious disease caused by a virus. It causes a blister-like rash, itching, tiredness and fever. It can be especially serious in babies, adults, and people with weakened immune systems. It is easily spread through the air through coughing and sneezing. It can also be spread by touching or breathing in particles from chickenpox blisters. Vaccination can reduce the risk of chickenpox infection.
Information for the General Public
Information for Public Health Departments
- Case Report Form
- Disease Plan
- Immunization Action Coalition
- Manual for the Surveillance of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases