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Chickenpox and Children

Chickenpox is highly contagious and can be serious, especially in babies, pregnant women, and people with a weakened immune system

Chickenpox (Varicella)

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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Robert Austrian Memorial Lecture

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.