chickenpox

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an acute contagious disease caused by herpes varicella zoster virus

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Some groups of parents may arrange chickenpox parties so their children have the illness at the same time.
While the NHS doesn't publish an official view on chickenpox parties, its general advice is to "prevent spreading the infection" by keeping children "off nursery or school until all spots have crusted over".
All children get exposed to chickenpox - you even hear about some people holding chickenpox parties so their children pick up the virus when they are young.