An outbreak of cadaver-acquired chickenpox in a health care setting

Navin Paul, Mini E. Jacob

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Abstract

The varicella-zoster virus (the chickenpox virus) is highly infectious and may affect nonimmune health care professionals. We report an outbreak of chickenpox in our hospital in which the source of infection was a cadaver. The spread of infection occurred in the course of an autopsy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)599-601
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume43
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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