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Chicken pox is a seasonal, highly contagious disease caused by varicella virus. This virus belongs to the herpesviridae family. Although its symptoms are mild, the attention is meager to prevent its dispersal. Varicella virus proportion is high in developing countries because of the rapid spread between students as a result of indirect contact with instruments and secretions of a patient, droplets and airborne diffusion of vesicular fluid.

Aim: This study aimed to find out the prevalence of Varicella in Nineveh province sectors from 2005-2018. Our statistical analysis was brought out from all sections of the province.

Results: In the last decade, the number of cases has been increased in Iraq due to lack of health awareness in addition to the lack of vaccine. To reduce number of infections, it is necessary to follow up the patients and detect the virus mutations.

Conclusion: Isolation of patients may decrease virus spreading. Moreover, using of the novel methods for diagnosis are more significant as well as assign of the clinical features.

Chickenpox, Nineveh, varicella, virion, VZV

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DAWOOD, A. A. (2020). CHICKENPOX, REVIEW AND PREVALENCE VARICELLA VIRUS IN NINEVEH PROVINCE. Asian Journal of Advances in Medical Science, 2(1), 6-14. Retrieved from
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