Varicella, commonly known as chickenpox, is caused by a virus that is spread from person to person through contact with fluid from lesions of an infected person or airborne transmission.
Chickenpox (varicella) can cause mild to severe illness, with severe illness usually just being seen in adults and immunocompromised individuals. Illness begins with a fever followed by skin lesions and often other signs and symptoms.
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Sources: Integrated Public Health Information System [2006-2015], extracted March 31, 2016 by Niagara Region Public Health.