Chickenpox is highly contagious and it is caused by the herpes varicella-zoster virus. It is usually spread by droplets from a sneeze or cough, or by contact with the clothing, bed linens or oozing blisters of an infected person. The symptoms may last between 10 to 21 days after exposure.
SYMPTOMS OF CHICKENPOX
1. The affected person may have serious headache and pains all over the body.
2. Then chickenpox appears as a very itchy rash that spreads from the torso to the neck, face and limbs
3. When it appears, it last seven to 10 days and the rash progresses from red bumps to fluid-filled blisters.
4. Vesicles may also appear in the mouth, on the scalp, around the eyes or on the genitals, and can be very painful.
5. This cycle repeats itself in new areas of the body until finally, after about two weeks, all of the sores have healed.
The disease is contagious until all the spots have dried up. Also, the virus is contagious for at least one day before the rash breaks out.