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(En español: Varicela Zoster)
Say: vair-uh-seh-luh zos-ter
This is the medical name for the virus that causes chicken pox, which is known for its red, itchy bumps. Lots of kids get chicken pox, but now there's a shot that can help prevent this itchy illness.
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