Is Chickenpox Contagious? Topic Guide

Is Chickenpox Contagious? Is Chickenpox Contagious?: Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV). The virus is transmitted when an infected person coughs or sneezes, releasing airborne droplets which another person may inhale, or if you touch the skin rash. People who have had this infection or a vaccine against it can’t contract it again.

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zoster vaccine (inactivated) Zoster Vaccine (inactivated)

Herpes zoster is caused by the same virus (varicella) that causes chickenpox in children. When this virus becomes active again, it can cause herpes zoster, ...learn more »

zoster vaccine live Zoster Vaccine Live

Herpes zoster is caused by the same virus (varicella) that causes chickenpox in children. When this virus becomes active again in an adult, it can cause her...learn more »

varicella zoster immune globulin Varicella Zoster Immune Globulin

Varicella zoster (commonly known as chickenpox) is a common childhood disease that causes fever, skin rash, and a breakout of fluid-filled blisters on the sk...learn more »