Journal Article

An Outbreak of Cadaver-Acquired Chickenpox in a Health Care Setting

Navin Paul and Mini E. Jacob

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 43, issue 5, pages 599-601
Published in print September 2006 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online September 2006 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/506569
An Outbreak of Cadaver-Acquired Chickenpox in a Health Care Setting

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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.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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