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Nursing management of childhood chickenpox infection

08 December 2017

Emergency Nurse

CPD

Chickenpox is an extremely contagious infectious disease caused by varicella zoster virus (VZV). It is a common childhood illness characterised by an itchy vesicular...

Another injection?

09 January 2008

Nursing Standard

Feature

A national vaccination programme against chickenpox has been recommended by researchers, but its implementation may be difficult.

Varicella zoster virus: chickenpox and shingles

16 April 2014

Nursing Standard

CPD

The varicella zoster virus causes two infections: varicella, also known as chickenpox occurring mostly in childhood, and herpes zoster, also known as shingles...