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3<DATA_NOTE>
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, http://www.immunizenm.org. Many varicella cases may not be reported so trends should
21                be interpreted with caution.
22                For more information, please see [https://ibis.doh.nm.gov/view/docs/Query/IDEpi/Varicella.1213.pdf].[[br]][[br]]
23        </TEXT>
24</DATA_NOTE>
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