Varicella (Chickenpox) Infection Rate
This indicator shows the rate of Varicella (Chickenpox) infections per 100,000 population. Chickenpox is a very contagious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV). It causes a blister-like rash, itching, tiredness, and fever. Chickenpox can be serious, especially in babies, adults, and people with weakened immune systems. It spreads easily from infected people to others who have never had chickenpox or received the chickenpox vaccine. Chickenpox spreads in the air through coughing or sneezing. It can also be spread by touching or breathing in the virus particles that come from chickenpox blisters.
Measurement Period: 2012
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Peers included in this indicator:
- Peer counties are those counties similar in population composition and selected demographics.
Of the peer counties, only the ones that have data for the same indicator/time frame have been included.
This county has 38 peer counties
Peer counties (counties and county-like geographic areas) in stratum number 3
were stratified on the basis of the following factors: Frontier Status, Population Size, Poverty
All Peer Counties for Summit
San Francisco, CA;
San Joaquin, CA;
District of Columbia, DC;
Baltimore city, MD;
El Paso, TX;