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How is chickenpox spread?

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Chickenpox is spread very easily. You can get the virus by breathing in particles that come from chickenpox blisters or by touching something the particles touched.

Chickenpox is most contagious 1 to 2 days before the rash appears until all the blisters are dried and crusted.

From: What is Chickenpox? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

PubMed Health: “Varicella (Chickenpox).”

MedlinePlus: “Chickenpox.”

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases: “Facts about Chickenpox for Adults.”

KidsHealth: “Chickenpox.”

New York State Department of Health: “Chickenpox.”

CDC: “Chickenpox (Varicella).”

Mayo Clinic: “Chickenpox.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on March 23, 2019

SOURCES:

PubMed Health: “Varicella (Chickenpox).”

MedlinePlus: “Chickenpox.”

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases: “Facts about Chickenpox for Adults.”

KidsHealth: “Chickenpox.”

New York State Department of Health: “Chickenpox.”

CDC: “Chickenpox (Varicella).”

Mayo Clinic: “Chickenpox.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on March 23, 2019

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