Chickenpox: New variant of chickenpox found in the country, know everything from its symptoms to prevention..


Chickenpox: Many types of diseases are continuously spreading in the country. After the Corona epidemic, while the Nipah virus has increased the concern of the people in Kerala, on the other hand, the frequent cases of dengue have also become a cause of trouble for the people. Meanwhile, another disease has become a matter of concern. Actually, recently a new type of chickenpox, Clade 9, has been found in the country. Let us know everything from the symptoms to the prevention of this new variant of chickenpox-


The National Institute of Virology (NIV) has for the first time reported the presence of the Clade 9 variant of the varicella-zoster virus (VZV) that causes chickenpox in India. So far this variant has been found in countries like Germany, the UK, and the US. Varicella-zoster virus is one of nine herpes viruses that cause chickenpox in children and teens, and shingles in adults. Till now its Clade 1 and Clade 5 variants have been found in India, but Clade 9 has been found for the first time.

What is class 9?
Clade 9 is a variant of varicella-zoster virus (VZV), which causes chickenpox. This disease is usually a common childhood disease. Talking about the impact of this variant, there is no difference in the severity of infection caused by Clade 9 as compared to its previous variants present in the country.

What are the characteristics of clade 9?
Symptoms of chickenpox appear 2-3 weeks after exposure to the virus. Before the rash appears, the victim has a fever, body aches, and headache. After this, rashes appear in the patient's body which are called papules. The latter form small fluid-filled blisters, called vesicles. Its main symptoms

loss of appetite
feeling of poor health

How to protect
The most effective way to prevent chickenpox is its vaccine. However, a person can protect himself from this by taking care of some other things.

Take care while coughing and sneezing
Viruses usually spread through coughing and sneezing. In such a situation, keep in mind that while coughing or sneezing, use a handkerchief, tissue, or your elbow to cover your mouth and nose.

Adopt a healthy lifestyle
A strong immune system helps protect against many diseases and infections. In such a situation, to stay safe from chickenpox, it is important that you adopt a healthy lifestyle. For this, you can make a balanced diet, regular exercise, and adequate sleep a part of your routine.

Don't share personal things
If someone around you is suffering from chickenpox, avoid sharing other personal items like towels, clothes, and utensils with them until they recover completely.

If someone in your house has chickenpox, isolate them separately from others. Also keep the victim away from people, especially at high risk such as pregnant women, newborn babies, and people with weak immune systems.


Consult an expert
If a person is suffering from chickenpox or developing any symptoms, consult a doctor immediately. Expert advice for timely and right treatment can save you from serious risks.
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