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A little girl sits up in bed hugging her teddy bear with a clear chickenpox rash on her face

Can you get chickenpox twice?

Chickenpox, also known as varicella, is a highly contagious viral infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV). It mainly affects kids, but adults who haven’t had it can get it too. The main sign is a rash that turns into itchy blisters, which then crust over and heal in about one to two weeks.

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