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Chicken Pox

Until recently, chicken pox was a rite of passage for children and was often looked upon as just a nuisance, although this illness can cause complications in some people. Though the development and use … (See Below for Full Description)
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Until recently, chicken pox was a rite of passage for children and was often looked upon as just a nuisance, although this illness can cause complications in some people. Though the development and use of a chicken pox vaccine has reduced the number of chicken pox cases, the unvaccinated remain vulnerable. In addition, shingles, a painful condition that can arise after an initial chicken pox infection, is a concern, particularly in older people. Chicken Pox presents an overview of this disease caused by a herpesvirus known as the varicella-zoster virus, explaining the signs and symptoms of the disease, how it spreads, how it is treated, and how the development of a vaccine has affected the incidence of chicken pox.

Chapters include:

  • What Is Chicken Pox?
  • The History of Chicken Pox
  • The Varicella-Zoster Virus
  • Chicken Pox in Infants and Adults
  • Treatment
  • How Is Chicken Pox Prevented?
  • What Is Shingles?
  • Future Prospects and Concerns.

Additional Info

ISBN-13 978-1-60413-227-4
ISBN-10 1604132272
eBook ISBN 978-1-4381-2774-3
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Deadly Diseases and Epidemics
Author Patrick Guilfoile, Ph.D.
Publication Date 10/1/2009
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Chelsea House
Specifications Full-color photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Further reading. References. Glossary. Diagrams. Endnotes. Web sites. Index.
Available Formats Print & eBook

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