Risk Factors of Chicken Pox
• Unvaccinated children and adults
• Direct or indirect contact with persons suffering from chicken pox.
Spread of Chicken Pox
Chicken pox is a highly contagious air borne disease. It can be easily passed from one member of the family to another and in classrooms through droplets in exhaled air, airborne particles and fluid from the sores and blisters. It is also possible to contract Varicella when a person comes in contact with clothing and other things that have been exposed to fluid from open sores. The most contagious period is 5 days before the rash appears and 5 days after that. The person is no longer contagious when the sores develop crusts.