Chickenpox Description General characteristics of the organism Reservoirs- When the organism is not causing disease in a human host, where is it found in the environment?

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Chickenpox is a contagious disease caused by the Varicella-Zoster Virus. It is characterized by blister-like rash, fever, tiredness, and itching. Further, the virus is approximately between 150-200 nanometers in diameter.  The virus spreads by touching or breathing the virus elements from the chickenpox blisters. In other words, human beings are the only known reservoirs of the disease. However, immunized individuals tend to get the disease and can spread it to other upon contact. An individual with chickenpox spreads the disease from day one to day two before getting a rash or the formation of the blisters and scabs between five and seven days…

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