Also known as varicella, chickenpox is caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV). It is most often recognized by a rash of itchy red blisters that appear on the face, neck, body, arms, and legs. Chickenpox symptoms in adults typically resemble those in children, but they can.
In a healthy person, the varicella-zoster — or chickenpox — virus usually causes mild symptoms. In this article, we describe how to recognize and treat chickenpox in adults and look into whether adults can get the vaccine. Some adults who have received the chickenpox vaccine still.
What is chickenpox? Chickenpox is a very contagious illness that spreads easily through the air by infected people when they sneeze or cough. The disease.