Just another academic blogger
I went to a colleague's birthday party the other night, with 50 people there, around a third of them children, and it turns out two days later that one of the children just came down with chickenpox.I suspect that was Patient Zero in a soon-to-be epidemic.
Ewww, ugh. Have you been vaccinated? (It's a very common vaccine, even for adults, in the US.)
No, not vaccinated. But I had chickenpox (twice!) as a kid. (Apparently you can get it a second time if the first time was mild.)I suspect many of the others present were not vaccinated and some of them won't have had it, though.I hope you feel better soon.
Ugh. When I went to a doctor some years ago, after a LONG time of not, I didn't know if I'd had chickenpox as a kid, so they did a titre, and I didn't show antibodies, so they did the vaccine. Then I asked my Mom, and she said I'd had a really bad case with pox on top of pox. But I guess I didn't keep up the antibodies?I hope you don't get it! (Are chickenpox vaccines pretty standard there, or no, for little kids?)