Public Health Academy Teen Newsletter
The David J. Sencer CDC Museum Public Health Academy Teen Newsletter introduces teens to different public health topics that CDC studies. Each newsletter provides an Introduction, explains CDC’s Work, breaks down the topic using the Public Health Approach, gives you a behind the scenes look at historical items Out of the CDC Museum Collection, and offers a live Teen Talk where teens can learn from CDC experts.
AUDIENCE: The Teen Newsletter presents valid scientific data and public health interventions on topics across field of public health including STDs, drug use, and violence. For this reason, we recommend that parents or guardians assess the appropriateness of sharing the newsletter with younger-aged children.
GLOSSARY: Not sure of a certain word in any of the CDC Museum Public Health Academy Teen Newsletters? Check this glossary for definitions of frequently used terms.
Chickenpox (also called varicella) is a highly contagious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV). It is most commonly known for causing an itchy, blister-like rash that first appears on the chest, back, and face, and then spreads over the entire body.