Is Chicken Pox Contagious?

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Chicken pox is contagious. The virus that causes chicken pox can spread directly by touching someone’s un-crusted-over rash or through the air via coughs and sneezes. Unfortunately, chicken pox is contagious even before the first blister appears, so it’s virtually impossible to avoid people with the disease — and it can be really tough to track down where and when your child might have been exposed. To learn more you should go to a medical professional. Keyword: chicken pox contagious

How do you get chicken pox.

Chicken Pox is a disease that can easily spread from person to another. The highly contagious characteristic of the virus is because of its etiology. The Chicken Pox is a viral disease. But how do you get Chicken Pox? Viruses are mostly airborne which can easily spread by sneezing or coughing. Merely staying in one room with an infected person can get you infected. But this is not the only way on how do you get the virus. Quite a number of infections are caused by fomites. Any inanimate object such as a pen, towel, mobile phone which you have direct contact with can act as a medium by which the virus is transferred. This is what you call a fomite; it also answers how do you get Chicken Pox.
Can puppies get it if children handle it
Puppies do not get chicken pox. In fact, most diseases are not shared by both humans and dogs, and a few diseases like rabies and external parasites can be shared. However, puppies can get highly similar symptoms of chicken pox. The closest cause is canine herpes virus (CHV), also called dog pox, whose main targets are pregnant dogs and theirs puppies. Pregnant dogs with CHV may show symptoms of blisters and inflammation in the vulva, and puppies with CHV may refuse to nurse, often growing weak and finally passing away. It is one of the main fatal diseases in puppies. And what’s worse, CHV can spread among dogs, even adult dogs. Therefore, please seek help of vet as soon as possible if dogs show similar symptoms of chicken pox.