CPD bites: Are you up to speed with Chickenpox transmission?

Varicella is transmitted by direct person to person contact and by droplet spread. As a pharmacist it is important to understand the detail around how transmission occurs. This bitesize activity is focussed on highlighting some of the key points in this area.

1. Chickenpox transmission mechanisms. Click the flashcards to reveal the answers. Leave the correct answer upturned and then continue.
Varicella transmission is by
Droplet spread.
Varicella transmission is possible by
Person to person contact.

Question 1 of 5

2. True or false varicella is rarely spread by contact with fabrics, such as clothes, bedding or towels, that have been contaminated with fluid from blisters?

Question 2 of 5

3. The incubation period before symptoms arise. Flip the flashcards to reveal the answers. Leave the correct answer upturned and then continue.

 

 
The incubation period before symptoms arise
Is between one and three hours from the date of infection.
The incubation period before symptoms arise
Is between one and three days from the date of infection.
The incubation period before symptoms arise
Is between one and three weeks from the date of infection.
The incubation period before symptoms arise
Is between one and three months from the date of infection.

Question 3 of 5

4. True or false during the first few days of symptoms, there is a high viral load in the nose and throat and in the fluid-filled vesicles before they dry up?

Question 4 of 5

5. True or false the infectious period is from one to two days before the rash appears and until all vesicles are dry?

Question 5 of 5


 

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