How do you get chickenpox?

Chickenpox is very infectious and spreads from person to person by direct contact with fluid from the rash or through the air from an infected person’s cough or sneeze. A person with chickenpox is contagious from 1-2 days before the rash appears until all blisters have formed scabs. It takes from 10-21 days after contact with an infected person for someone to develop chickenpox (this is the incubation period).

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