Chickenpox is a viral condition caused by the varicella zoster virus. Varicella is known to be very infectious and the World Health Organization estimates that upwards of 90% of susceptible people will develop chickenpox if they come into contact with it.
By the end of this course participants should be able to explain:
What chickenpox is and how it is linked to shingles
The common symptoms seen in chickenpox
Over-the-counter treatments used to manage these symptoms
How to manage at-risk individuals exposed to the virus