Diseases Transmitted Through Air
Definition - Chickenpox or varicella is an acute highly infectious disease caused by varicella zooster
Mode of transmission - Droplet nuclei Incubation period - About 10 -21 days
· Acute cerebellar ataxia
The control measures are notifications isolation of cases for about 6 days after onset of rashes and disinfection of articles soiled by nose and throat discharges.
1. Varicella zooster immunoglobulin : Varicella zooster immunoglobulin given within 72 hours of exposure has been recommended for prevention of chicken pox.
2. Vaccines : The live attenuated varicella virus vaccine is safe and currently recommended for children between 12-18 months of age who have not had chicken pox.
· Anti – pyretic
Anti viral drugs