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Infectious Diseases :
Chickenpox / Varicella

Chickenpox is a common contagious disease caused by the varicella zoster virus which causes fever and skin rashes all over the body.

This online group on chickenpox will help you know more about the disease and its treatments from doctors and others interested in it.


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1. Which doctor should I consult if i happen to get chicken pox?

You can see an general physician or an infection speacialist.

2. Can chicken pox be prevented?

Yes, chicken pox vaccines are available. Vaccination can prevent the onset of the disease.

3. Can I get chicken pox from touching a person with it?

No, it is spread through the respiratory route.

4. Are the scabs infectious?

No the scabs are not infectious.

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