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Word! Varicella Zoster

Varicella 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.

The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital is a department of Maine Medical Center