About the chickenpox
spread Dr Salma informed that chickenpox
is very highly contagious and it is easily passed between members of families and school classmates through airborne particles, droplets in exhaled air and fluid from the blisters or sores and it also can be transmitted indirectly by contact with articles of clothing and other items exposed to fresh drainage from open sores.
The head of the sector also reported that health services are being strengthened to provide timely referrals to children and adults who are infected with chickenpox
Vaccines to protect children from chickenpox
are given at one year of age.
Emergence of such a large number of cases in winter (off season) has caused the Directorate General of Health Services, Punjab to approach high ups of the Specialised Healthcare and Medical Education Department with the suggestion to take measures to control the infection and treat chickenpox
About one-third of people who have had chickenpox
Along with chickenpox
vaccine, hepatitis A and typhoid vaccines are also out of stock.
Once you have chickenpox
, you should be immune for life, however one in three who have had chickenpox
will go on to develop shingles later in life.
The vaccine is suitable for patients aged one to 65 and is only recommended for those who have never had chickenpox
More than one lakh general practitioners/doctors provided awareness and guidelines regarding the symptoms, diagnoses and treatment of chickenpox
through sms system already placed with the help of Punjab Information and Technology Board.
is considered as a mild or moderate illness in immunocompetent children.
is often treated at home through over-the-counter painkillers such as paracetamol to relieve fever and discomfort.
But the chickenpox
study is the first to use digital epidemiology to show the effectiveness of a vaccine, said Kevin Bakker, a doctoral student in the U-M Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.