How to prevent chicken Pox?

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Chicken pox(or varicella) is a highly infectious disease. It is caused by Varicella-Zoster (V-Z) virus. It is characterized by vesicular rash which may be accompanied by fever and malaise.

Transmission

Chicken pox primarily occurs in children under 10 years of age. The source of infection is a case of chicken pox. It is transmit­ted by droplet infection and droplet nuclei. Also it can be transmit­ted by personal contact. It can also cross the placental barrier and infect the fetus (Congenital varicella). The route of entry of the virus is the respiratory tract.

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Control and prevention

There is no specific treatment for chicken pox. Control meas­ures are:

1. Notification

2. Isolation for 6 days after the onset of rash.

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3. Disinfection of articles contaminated by nose and throat discharges.

For prevention, varicella zoster immunoglobulin can be given. It is given within 72 hours of exposure.

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