Guidance for Cruise Ships on Varicella (Chickenpox) Management

Author: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Summary: This article presents guidelines for cruise ships on the management of smallpox.Varicella, known as chickenpox, is the cause of outbreaks on cruise ships. This document provides guidelines for cruise ships on the reporting, investigation, management and control of chickenpox-related illnesses and deaths in passengers and crew members of cruise ships cruising to US ports.

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