Chickenpox is a highly contagious viral disease that is spread by direct contact or breathing in germs from someone’s cough or sneeze and usually occurs in childhood.
Chickenpox poses serious problems in pregnancy, especially when infection occurs early in the pregnancy or at the time of delivery. Infection early in pregnancy can lead to several types of fetal abnormalities, including limb abnormalities, scarring of internal organs and neurological damage. When a mother has the chicken pox infection just before or after delivery, the baby may develop a severe form of the disease, and as many as 5% of the babies die.
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