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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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Chickenpox (Varicella) - Symptom Evaluation
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Chicken Pox | Varicella Causes Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Complications FAQs
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Acyclovir for the Treatment of Shingles
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