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Chickenpox (cont.)

What Is the Prognosis of Chickenpox?

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Prior to the introduction of a chickenpox vaccine program, approximately 4 million cases occurred annually in the United States; 10,000 patients were hospitalized annually, and an average of 100 deaths occurred. The majority of deaths occurred in those who had no identifiable risk factor (for example, cancer, HIV/AIDS). Chickenpox should not be viewed as a childhood "rite of passage" and is not merely an inconvenience.

REFERENCE:

United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Chickenpox Vaccination: What Everyone Should Know." June 10, 2013. <http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/varicella/default-basic.htm>.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/3/2016

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