https://www.instagram.com/adib.quraishiChickenpox is a kind of virus, it is also known as varicella that is a highly contagious infection caused by the varicella zoster virus. Chickenpox is a viral illness that causes a blister-like rash. The rash first appears on the face and trunk or anywhere and then spread throughout the body. The first description of chickenpox was provided by Giovanni Filippoin the 16th century.Strategies used in the UK to measure the incidence of the disease:
In England, chickenpox vaccination is offered currently only to non-immune healthcare workers. It is severe complications of this disease, including death, continue to occur in the UK and Ireland. In the UK the vaccine is given to adults and children over the age of 1 year. The annual average rate for chickenpox was 1.6 cases per 1000 consultation per week, there has been an average of 3 to 4 deaths each year since 1980.
The diagnostic method of chickenpox is the use of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to detect VZV in skin lesions. If red spots, scabs, vesicles are present then this is the best for sampling. All vaccines in the UK are assessed for their cost-effectiveness to ensure that the health budget spent on services which provide the greatest health benefits for the populationRoutine mass infant vaccination at 90% coverage, Catch-up strategy: infant strategy with catch-up (at 80% coverage) targeted at susceptible 2-11 year olds in the first year. Adolescent strategy: routine vaccination of 11 year old susceptible (at 80% coverage) . Using a realistic age structured (RAS) transmission dynamic model to predict the impact of vaccination on varicella and zoster. The 1998 Prescription Cost Analysis for England was used to estimate the cost of community prescribed drugs for the treatment of chickenpox . The average prescription cost per consultation for chickenpox and zoster is estimated to be £2 and £35 almost.