Can you spot the signs and symptoms of Chickenpox?

Chickenpox, also called varicella, is a common and highly infectious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus.

This CPD challenge examines your knowledge of the signs and symptoms of the disease.

Good luck.

1. Click on this link to Dermnetz New Zealand, have a look at the images and answer the following question. True or false Chickenpox is characterised by fluid-filled blisters vesicles?

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2. When do the symptoms of chickenpox typically start?

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3. True or false fever and malaise always occur, particularly in young children?

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4. True or false fluid-filled blisters vesicles begin to appear on the face and head, spreading to the trunk and abdomen and finally to the limbs?

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5. True or false the number of vesicles can range from so few as to not be noticeable, to so numerous that they combine and cover large areas of the body?

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6. How long on average does it take for blisters begin to scab over?

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7. True or false fresh crops of vesicles never occur?

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