Chickenpox Cases on the Rise in Youth
Most cases related to shingles exposure, health officials encourage chickenpox vaccination
Last updated 5/16/2023 at 2:33pm
Department of Public Health and Human Services officials are reporting a recent increase in the number of cases of chickenpox reported in school-aged children.
And, at least half of these infections were acquired from an adult family member with shingles. Chickenpox, or varicella, can be a serious illness and is easily preventable with vaccination.
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