-- Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Chickenpox is a contagious viral infection.
While most recover fully, some kids and adults suffer serious
complications. People with HIV/AIDS and others with weakened immune
systems appear to be at greatest risk.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says
possible complications of chickenpox include:
The chickenpox vaccine is the best way to protect you and your
child from the disease, the CDC says.
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