Health Tip: Chickenpox Can Be Dangerous

By on February 5, 2016

Chickenpox is notoriously contagious, and for some people it can be very dangerous. Women who are pregnant, young children, the elderly and people with a weakened immune system are at greatest risk of complications.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mentions these potential complications of chickenpox:

  • Pneumonia, blood poisoning or dehydration.
  • Brain inflammation or infection.
  • Bacterial infection affecting the skin or soft tissues, especially among children.
  • Infection of the joints or bones.
  • Toxic shock syndrome.
  • Unusual bleeding.

Source: HealthDay

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