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4        <NAME>Varicella</NAME>
5        <TITLE>Varicella</TITLE>
6        <TEXT>
7                Varicella or chickenpox is a contagious disease caused by a virus called varicella-zoster.
8                Varicella is easily spread from person to person by airborne droplets from the nose or
9                throat or the fluid from skin lesions of an infected person. Symptoms usually occur about
10                2 weeks after exposure and include sudden onset of fever and fatigue followed by an itchy
11                blister-like rash. Most cases of varicella are mild but some people develop severe
12                complications (infected skin lesions, pneumonia, encephalitis) or die as a result of
13                the infection. Varicella vaccine was first introduced in 1995 and its widespread use
14                has had a major impact on reducing disease; however, approximately 20 percent of those who receive
15                only one dose of varicella vaccine experience "breakthrough" disease when later exposed to
16                the varicella-zoster virus. These infections are usually mild and may be more difficult to
17                diagnose. As a result of the possibility for breakthrough disease, the Advisory Committee on
18                Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted to recommend routine two-dose varicella vaccination in
19                2006. For more information on varicella vaccine, visit the New Mexico Immunization Program
20                web site, Many varicella cases may not be reported so trends should
21                be interpreted with caution.
22                For more information, please see [].[[br]][[br]]
23        </TEXT>
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