A highly contagious disease caused by the virus varicella zoster. Though symptoms tend to resolve on their own, the virus remains dormant in the body's nerves. It may become re-activated as shingles in older age. There is now a readily available vaccine for chickenpox.
Brand names: Varicella Vaccine, Varicella Virus Vaccine Live, and Varivax
A live, attenuated varicella virus vaccine used for immunization against chickenpox. It is recommended for children between the ages of 12 months and 13 years.
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