Saturday, June 07, 2008

Mr. VZV


After my daughter Zulaila, now it's my turn!! Welcome Mr. Varicella Zoster.. I wonder how you knew that I've never been infected by you before... After surviving for more than 30 years...Ish, ish, ish.....





From Wikipedia:
Chickenpox is a highly contagious illness caused by primary infection with varicella zoster virus (VZV). It generally begins with conjunctival and catarrhal symptoms and then characteristic spots appearing in two or three waves, mainly on the body and head rather than the hands and becoming itchy raw pockmarks, small open sores which heal mostly without scarring.

Chickenpox has a 10-21 day incubation period and is spread easily through aerosolized droplets from the nasopharynx of ill individuals or through direct contact with secretions from the rash. Following primary infection there is usually lifelong protective immunity from further episodes of chickenpox.

Chickenpox is rarely fatal, although it is generally more severe in adults than in children. Pregnant women and those with a suppressed immune system are at highest risk of serious complications. The most common late complication of chicken pox is shingles, caused by reactivation of the varicella zoster virus decades after the initial episode of chickenpox.

2 comments on "Mr. VZV"

Emila Yusof on June 8, 2008 at 12:24 AM said...

Alamak takutnya! Emi dan Yassin tak pernah kena lagi!

ennumaellish said...

Emi,

Bolehamek anti virus kat klinik.. it's not too late..

 

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