Varicella

(Chickenpox)

Varicella, or chickenpox, is caused by the varicella-zoster virus. It is easily spread from person-to-person by touching or breathing in the virus particles from chickenpox blisters. Common symptoms include fever and a blister-like skin rash. Herpes zoster, or shingles, is a painful rash that can occur many years following chickenpox. In Ontario, two doses of varicella vaccine are given to children and a herpes zoster vaccine is given to older adults.

To obtain or inquire about an immunization record, or for general immunization information, please contact your local public health unit.

 

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PHO Webinar: Blastomycosis in Ontario: Public health and clinical considerations

This webinar is intended to provide health care professionals working in public health and primary care with an overview of the etiology of Blastomycosis and epidemiology in Ontario. As well, available diagnostic methods and varying clinical presentations will be discussed. 

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To obtain or inquire about an immunization record, or for general immunization information, please contact your local public health unit.

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Updated 1 May 2019