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Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Naydene | 2007/05/24

Q.

Risk of chickenpox

My daughter (3 months) and son (2) was in contact with another baby who developed chickenpox the next day. What are the chances that they can be infected? My son was immunised against chickenpox. What is the incubation period?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your son is protected against chicken pox by the immunization. Your baby should also be protected still by your antibibodies if you have had chicken pox.

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