|Initial symptoms include sudden onset of slight fever and feeling tired and weak and later followed by an itchy blister-like rash.|
Parents should take their children to medical facilities for vaccination against varicella. Chickenpox is a very contagious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus. Chickenpox occurs most frequently in the late winter and early spring.
Chickenpox is transmitted from person to person by directly touching the blisters, saliva or mucus of an infected person. The virus can also be transmitted through the air by coughing and sneezing. Initial symptoms include sudden onset of slight fever and feeling tired and weak. These are soon followed by an itchy blister-like rash.
The Ministry said that unpredictable weather makes the development of chickenpox to be more complicated and there has been an increase in cases of infection. As per hospitals in the North, not only children but also adults should be rushed to hospitals because of the illness.