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Table 1 Characteristics of 8 chickenpox cases in three nosocomial transmissions, 2013–2017

From: Nosocomial transmission of chickenpox and varicella zoster virus seroprevalence rate amongst healthcare workers in a teaching hospital in China

Event Case no. Occupation Underlying disease or Pregnancy Date of rash onset Symptoms Transmission setting Total contacts
fever generalized vesicular rash sore throat
Nosocomial transmission 1 23
  1 NA (Patient) No 15/04/2013 + + Community  
2 Doctor (HCW) No 05/05/2013 + + + Hospital  
Nosocomial transmission 2 17
  3 Non-clinical staff
(HCW)
No 10/08/2013 + Community  
4 Non-clinical staff
(HCW)
No 22/08/2013 + + + Hospital  
Nosocomial transmission 3 87
  5 Nursing student
(HCW)
No 20/03/2017 + + Community  
6 Nursing student
(HCW)
No 20/03/2017 + + Community  
7 Nursing student
(HCW)
No 05/04/2017 + + Hospital  
8 Nursing student
(HCW)
No 07/04/2017 + + Hospital