Chickenpox (Varicella)

Father sitting with sick son

Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV). It can cause an itchy, blister-like rash. The rash appears first on the chest, back, and face, and then spreads over the entire body.

Chickenpox Fact Sheet for Parents

A fact sheet for parents that describes symptoms of infection as well as benefits and risks of vaccination.