Chickenpox is highly contagious and can be serious, especially in babies, pregnant women, and people with a weakened immune system
An adult’s battle with chickenpox
Living with consequences of chickenpox
Chickenpox is caused by the highly contagious varicella zoster virus. It is spread by coughing and sneezing, and by direct contact with skin lesions.
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The Robert Austrian Memorial Lecture honors the late Robert Austrian, MD, a University of Pennsylvania researcher who developed the first multivalent vaccine against pneumococcal bacteria.