Class 8 Biology Microorganisms: Friend and Foe Chicken pox

Diseases in Humans: Chicken pox

  • Pathogen
    • Virus, varicella

                               

  • Pathogen’s entry
    • Transmitted through droplets from sneeze/cough or contact
    • Highly infectious as long as rashes exist

                             

  • Symptoms
    • Itchy rash
    • Fever
    • Loss of appetite
    • Headache
    • Cough
    • Sore throat

 

                                                          

  • Treatment
    • Treated with anti-viral; drugs
    • Antibiotics do not help a viral infection

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