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Varicella-Zoster Virus (Chickenpox & Shingles)

Page updated 30 April 2007

Varicella-Zoster Virus (Chickenpox & Shingles)

Key Points

Staff must know their immune status

Screening is done on appointment

Active vaccination is available from the Occupational Health Department

IF THERE IS A CASE IN A CLINICAL AREA YOU MUST DO THE FOLLOWING:

Draw up a list of staff and patient contacts

Contact the Infection Control Team

Susceptible staff in contact with chickenpox may have to be excluded from working in sensitive areas between day 8 after first contact and day 21 after last contact

Introduction