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Do doctors see a lot of patients with chicken pox anymore?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Less but still seen
The chickenpox is still seen in a variety of situations, including day care centers, often in kids below 1 yr ( before vaccinated) or among those avoiding vaccines.
The illness is often most contageous thru droplet or saliva just before the breakout, so exposures are often unrecognized & the 2-3 wk incubation period makes identifying a source difficult.Imported cases from unvaccinated areas continue.

In brief: Less but still seen
The chickenpox is still seen in a variety of situations, including day care centers, often in kids below 1 yr ( before vaccinated) or among those avoiding vaccines.
The illness is often most contageous thru droplet or saliva just before the breakout, so exposures are often unrecognized & the 2-3 wk incubation period makes identifying a source difficult.Imported cases from unvaccinated areas continue.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Occasionally
With the vaccine for chicken pox given now at 1 yr and a booster at age 4yr, it isn't as common, but we do still see it.

In brief: Occasionally
With the vaccine for chicken pox given now at 1 yr and a booster at age 4yr, it isn't as common, but we do still see it.
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Dr. Marina Armendariz
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