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Is chickenpox contagious?

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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

In brief: Yes

chickenpox is very contagious!
Dr. Natalie Hodge
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Very much so

Chickenpox is the prime example of a very contagious germ. It can be passed through contact with saliva, ooze from blisters, through a cough, etc.
. As little as 30 min in the same room with an active case is considered enough for a vulnerable person to get the disease. Most adults your age had access to a chickenpox vaccine, so you may be immune.

In brief: Very much so

Chickenpox is the prime example of a very contagious germ. It can be passed through contact with saliva, ooze from blisters, through a cough, etc.
. As little as 30 min in the same room with an active case is considered enough for a vulnerable person to get the disease. Most adults your age had access to a chickenpox vaccine, so you may be immune.
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Dr. James Ferguson
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