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Chickenpox is an infectious disease characterized by itchy blisters, tiredness, and fever. This page from the eMedTV site explains this illness in more detail, including information on its causes, symptoms, and treatments.
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The chickenpox (varicella) vaccine is the best way to prevent chickenpox. This eMedTV article provides an overview of the vaccine and its effectiveness. This page also provides information on the side effects and safety of the vaccine.
Varivax is a live vaccine approved for preventing chickenpox. This article from the eMedTV Web site describes how the product works, explains when and how to get vaccinated, and lists some of the warnings associated with live vaccines.
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