Chickenpox is a common viral infection that spreads very easily and over 90% of people get it during childhood unless they have been immunised.
A vaccine is now available to protect children and adults against chickenpox.
To read more about chickenpox
Raising Children Network (Australian Government)
Pregnancy, birth and baby (Australia)
South Australian Department of Health
The information on this site should not be used as an alternative to professional care. If you have a particular problem, see a doctor, or ring the Parent Helpline on 1300 364 100 (local call cost from anywhere in South Australia).
This topic may use 'he' and 'she' in turn - please change to suit your child's sex.