Common childhood illness characterized by an itchy rash and fever. When contracted by a pregnant woman, it can occasionally cause birth defects or severe newborn illness.
Chickenpox or varicella is a mild, highly contagious disease characterised by fever and itchy blisters all over the body. It is caused by the varicella zoster virus. It is very common in children but can affect people of all ages.
a disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which results in a blister-like rash, itching, tiredness, and fever.
A viral disease that usually begins with fever and cough, followed by a rash that progresses from red bumps to blisters to scabs. A vaccine is available to prevent this disease. Also called varicella or varicella zoster.
an acute contagious disease caused by herpes varicella zoster virus; causes a rash of vesicles on the face and body
a disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV), which is part of the herpesvirus family
A contagious disease that causes a rash and a fever; most commonly occurs during childhood.
an acute contagious disease that usually occurs in children and is caused by the varicella-zoster virus.
Chickenpox (varicella) is an infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which belongs to the herpes group of viruses.
An acute contagious disease, primarily of children, that is caused by the varicella-zoster virus and characterized by skin eruptions, slight fever, and malaise. Also called varicella.
an acute contagious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV) and characterized by low-grade fever and a rash of itchy fluid-filled vesicles. Chickenpox typically occurs in children; VZV may reactivate later in life to cause shingles, a painful blistering rash.
a very contagious viral disease, very common in children, that causes sores (called pox) on the skin.
a highly viral infectious disease, usually associated with childhood. By adulthood, more than 95 percent of Americans have had chickenpox. The disease is caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV). Transmission occurs from person-to-person by direct contact or through the air.
A highly infectious viral disease also known medically as varicella -- in many countries, this disease is always called "varicella" -- that causes a blister-like rash, itching, fatigue and fever. The rash crops up first on the face and trunk and can spread over the entire body resulting in 250 to 500 itchy blisters. See the entire definition of Chickenpox
Also known as varicella disease, a highly contagious infectious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which is relatively benign in children but may be complicated by pneumonia and encephalitis in adults.