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Is chickenpox a contagious disease?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Chicken pox

It takes between 10 and 21 days after contact with an infected person for someone to develop chickenpox (this is known as the chickenpox incubation period).
While this is the complete range for the chickenpox incubation period, the usual chickenpox incubation period averages between 14 and 16 days.

In brief: Chicken pox

It takes between 10 and 21 days after contact with an infected person for someone to develop chickenpox (this is known as the chickenpox incubation period).
While this is the complete range for the chickenpox incubation period, the usual chickenpox incubation period averages between 14 and 16 days.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

It can be spread to susceptable persons thru contact with airborn droplets or contact with material from draining sores.

In brief: Yes

It can be spread to susceptable persons thru contact with airborn droplets or contact with material from draining sores.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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