Sporadic cases of chicken pox are popping up early in India

In recent years, people have become infected with chicken pox starting in the winter months in India. Typically, cases start to show up in spring around February or March, but experts are saying that changes in weather and pollution could be a cause of early infections.

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Advice For Travellers

Travellers can reduce their risk of exposure to the highly contagious skin disease by ensuring that their childhood vaccinations, including the varicella (chicken pox) vaccine, are up-to-date prior to travelling. Travellers should also avoid contact with people suspected of having varicella (chicken pox).

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