Chickenpox (varicella) is an acute infectious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus. It predominantly affects children under 12 years of age. Although almost all persons develop lifelong immunity after chickenpox infection, the virus may remain latent in the body and recur many years later as herpes zoster (shingles).
Chickenpox is an acute infectious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which typically occurs in childhood but can also occur in adults. Symptoms of chickenpox include fever, headache, sore throat, and a general feeling of illness, followed by the appearance of a rash and blisters. Occasionally, bacterial infections can develop from the blisters breaking open. Chickenpox can lead to serious complications, including pneumonia, encephalitis, and other severe health problems, particularly in immunocompromised individuals, pregnant women, and newborns. If a woman contracts chickenpox in the early stages of pregnancy, it can lead to congenital defects in the fetus. The most effective method of preventing chickenpox is by vaccination. The chickenpox vaccine is safe and effective and has been widely used for many years. Vaccination can help individuals build immunity and reduce the risk of infection and transmission. If you have already had chickenpox, you typically develop long-term immunity and do not need to be vaccinated again.
Suitable for measles antibody testing include:
1.People who preparing for marriage, planning to become pregnant, or are already pregnant.
2.People who enter the healthcare profession.
3.New immigrants or foreign workers.
4.People who have not received the measles vaccine or have never had measles.
5.Children who have not received the measles vaccine or have not completed the vaccination schedule.
6.Individuals with compromised immune responses due to certain diseases or medications.
7.These individuals can benefit from measles antibody testing to assess their immunity status and make informed decisions regarding vaccination and preventive measures.