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Colleague has chicken pox, going to be in contact with small children. Cause of worry?

Hi - my colleague at work has chickenpox (she is 50). I am concerned, because (a) I have had shingles 3 times and worried about getting it again, (b) have a baby grandson eight weeks old I have been in contact with recently, and (c) have another grandchild due any day now. Also, am going on holiday (abroad) in 2 weeks ...... should I be worried about any of the above??? Thanks
Asked On : Sun, 19 Aug 2012
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Chicken pox is communicable disease so one should avoid contact or the patient should be in isolation she is 50 years but what is your age ? have you suffered chicken pox in past because it gives immunity. as far as young one are concerned a Vaccine is there which is protective . If there is no problem you may go for holiday.
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