Unformatted text preview: lower extremities. Prevention is rendered by inoculation with attenuated measles viruses in the MMR vaccine. Complications of the disease may include measles encephalitis or subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE). Chickenpox. Chickenpox is also called varicella. The disease is closely related to an adult disease called herpes zoster (shingles). The responsible virus is a DNA-containing virus of the herpesvirus group. It is also known as the VZ virus. Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease. Transmitted primarily by respiratory droplets, the disease is accompanied by teardropshaped lesions filled with fluid. The lesions begin on the scalp and trunk and then spread to the face and limbs. Prevention is possible with injections of inactivated VZ virus in the chickenpox vaccine....
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- Fall '08
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