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Why do adults and older children get sicker than younger children with chickenpox?

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Dr. DAVID AMOS
50 years experience in Family Medicine
Chicken pox: Younger child may still have the passive immunity which is no longer present in older chidren or adult.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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