Chickenpox - Keep Kids Healthy Chickenpox is caused by the varicella zoster virus and occurs most commonly in late winter or early spring. Unvaccinated children usually develop symptoms about ten to twenty-one days after being exposed to someone with chickenpox (incubation period).
CHICKENPOX AND THE CHICKENPOX VACCINE The most common complication of chickenpox is secondary bacterial infection with Group A Streptococcus Pyogenes and Staphylococcus Aureus that occurs in 5 to 10% of children. Bacterial infection should be suspected whenever redness and swelling occur around a pox lesion that is enlarged in size.
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