Pregnant woman needs vigilance

Chicken pox doesn't know the seasons. The spread of chicken pox is affected by the virus properties susceptible at high temperatures. High humidity tends to accelerate the transmission of the virus.

Pregnant women are included in the group of adults susceptible to this disease when they'd never experienced in their youth. For pregnant women with gestational ages between 1 to 3 months, quite dangerous complications to the fetus, such as miscarriage, premature birth or babies with congenital varicella syndrome, can happen.

But the prevalence of these complications is low.

If you come from tropical or semi-tropical countries, you're very susceptible of contracting this disease. If you'd not had chicken pox, you must remain vigilant.

To prevent transmission when there're people with chicken pox around you, you or your baby should keep away from the patient at least 21 to 28 days.

Consult your doctor immediately if you find the first symptoms of chicken pox to get treatment and prevent complications.

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