What is Chickenpox?
Chickenpox can be easily transmitted from person-to-person through direct contact with the blisters, saliva or mucus of an infected person. It can also be spread through respiratory droplets produced from an infected person via coughing or sneezing. Once in contact, there is an incubation period can be up to 21 days before the signs and symptoms surface.
Who can Contract Chickenpox?
- Have not contracted the virus before
- Have not been vaccinated against chickenpox
- Have been in contact with someone infected with chickenpox, shingles or herpes zoster