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Varicella, or chicken pox, is a common infectious disease that is generally benign in children but can cause serious complications in adults.



Chickenpox (also known as varicella) is a common contagious disease in children. It is characterized by an itchy blister-like rash that appears 10 to 21 days after exposure to or contact with an infected person. Prior to the onset of the blisters, the first noticeable symptoms usually include a fever, headache, and a feeling of general discomfort.
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