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Varicella, commonly known as “chickenpox”, is a virus caused by the varicella-zoster virus. Symptoms commonly associated with this virus include an itchy skin rash with blisters, fever, loss of appetite, headache. People are often infected through direct contact with blisters of the skin rash or through breathing in infected air droplets from an infected person. Some people may also become infected with chickenpox when they come in contact with people who have shingles.


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Carson City, Douglas and Lyon Counties
Carson City Health & Human Services (CCHHS)
(775) 887-2190

Clark County
Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD)
(702) 759-1300

Washoe County
Washoe County Health District (WCHD)
(775) 328-2447

All Other Counties
Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH)
(775) 400-0333