Chickenpox

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  • Essay On Chickenpox

    Chickenpox is a viral infection disease causing a mild fever and inflamed blisters. It is a member of herpes virus family, what causes chickenpox which is highly contagious. It affects mostly young children. A person who have not previously had chickenpox and come into contact with a person with it will become infected. Chickenpox can be spread easily, droplets of this are expelled from the nose and mouth of the infected person through cough and sneezes are inhaled by those around them. The disease is usually not life threatening in healthy children, but can be to adults and newborns. A child who usually get chickenpox do not normally get it again, adults may get it again if they did not have it when they were children. However, people who have had chickenpox are left with the possibility of developing shingles in later life, as the result of the reactivation of shingles in later life, the virus, which has lain dormant in the nervous system.(Watkins 2011) Chickenpox occurs, mostly in the winter and early spring time.…

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  • Chickenpox Research Paper

    Khulood Alshamery 351210225 Pre dental B Chickenpox is a skin disease, and it is very common in children under the age of fifteen. However, it might be developed in any age. Moreover, chickenpox is an infectious disease which caused by the varicella-zoster virus. It could be a serious disease particularly in pregnant women and people with a weakened immune system. Since it is a serious illness, it has noticeable symptoms and complications that appear on an infected person, yet it can be…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Chickenpox Vaccines

    States. Based on this fact alone, one can easily see how devastating chickenpox could be without innoculation. Chickenpox largely affects children, however, incidences in adults have shown that the symptoms can be even worse, leading to complications. Even in the current day, with the availability of vaccines, cases of chickenpox outbreak have been reported. The question is "Should chickenpox be prevented?" and the answer is, yes. Here is why: 1. It is Highly Contagious Chickenpox spreads…

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  • Essay On Chicken Pox

    Chickenpox is an illness caused by the Varicella zoster virus. Chickenpox is now less common owing to widespread vaccination, but it was once and almost universal childhood experience. First symptom of chickenpox in early childhood is usually an itchy rash that appear on the head and spread throughout your body. The rash becomes raised, and blister is form. Blister can be formed on mucous membrane such as inside the mouth, nose, throat, and vagina. The blisters crust over and will disappear…

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  • Varicella-Zoster Virus

    name is known as Varicella-Zoster virus. In the medical field its terminology is known as Varicella. Chickenpox is well acknowledged as one of the numerous childhood diseases that produces skin lesions (Bauman, 2014). Varicella is highly contagious because the virus can spread in the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It can also be spread by touching or even breathing in the virus from the varicella lesions (Clinical Overview, 2013). Varicella is frequently seen in children than…

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  • Herpes Simplex Research Paper

    The Shingles, or Herpes zoster, is a reactivation of the Varicella-zoster virus, which is the same virus that causes chickenpox in children. Shingles appear on the body as red, hive-like clusters that usually cause very intense pain and an overall feeling of being unwell. Flu-like symptoms (minus the fever), itching, tingling, and extreme pain at the site of the rash, are the most common signs of the virus. Shingles are sometimes called herpes zoster. This is very different to genital herpes,…

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  • Essay On Shingles

    Shingles is a virus that spread quickly and causes a rash. Even though it isn't really life-threatening its highly painful. Shingles can show up on different parts of the body. It could show up as an arrangement of blister that goes around the body part or area. Shingles are caused by a herpesvirus that also causes chickenpox. After chickenpox has occurred, shingles could occur in the body within years later. People who develop shingles could have vision loss, neurological problems, skin…

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  • Chicken Pox Essay

    attention to an infected individual. Myths and misconceptions will be identified and discussed as well. The reason I chose chicken pox as my disease, is because it can be a fun topic to present. Furthermore, there are things that I was not aware of, about chicken pox. While I inform the student body about what chicken pox is, I will also be learning myself. This virus is not just a breakout or a rash, but it is a danger that can lay dormant in the body for years. Eventually, that turns into the…

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  • Chicken Pox Comparison Essay

    Similarities and Differences Between Chickenpox and Shingles Chickenpox, also known as varicella and Shingles both are a viral infectious diseases that causes itchy rash and blisters or red spots. The rash of Shingles usually appears on the right or left part of the face or the body in a single line, while Chickenpox occurs in the whole body. Chickenpox is often found in children, while Shingles also known as zoster, is more common among adults. Individuals who have had chickenpox…

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  • Varicella Zoster Virus Analysis

    the Varicella Zoster virus is a highly contagious disease known as chickenpox. Chickenpox is common in children and is easily spread from one person to another (Chowdhury, Siddique, Haque, Ali, Biswas, S., Biswas, P. K., & Ahasan, 2014). Some usual symptoms of chickenpox that may show up 1-2 days prior to the rash include fever, tiredness, loss of appetite, and headache. The chickenpox virus can cause serious complications in some people which may require hospitalization and even death. A…

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