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Chickenpox spreading rapidly in Bihar's Gaya district

There is a chickenpox breakout reported in Bihar’s Gaya district. Hundreds of patients from all age groups have been affected, according to village officials.

Chickenpox

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  3 April 2021 6:14 AM GMT

PATNA: There is a chickenpox breakout reported in Bihar's Gaya district. Hundreds of patients from all age groups have been affected, according to village officials. Banshraj Bigha and Boknari villages under the Paraiya Khurd block have reported many cases. Villagers from Paraiya Khurd are blaming the district administration for not visiting the affected areas even once. The chickenpox infection is caused by the varicella-zoster virus. It causes itchy rash with small, fluid-filled blisters. It is highly contagious to people who haven't had the disease or been vaccinated against it. (IANS)

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