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Prognosis of Chickenpox

Prognosis for Chickenpox: While chickenpox is a mild disease for children, adults usually get much sicker. (Source: excerpt from Shots for Safety -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA) ...see also Overview of Chickenpox

Deaths and Mortality Rates

Deaths from Chickenpox: approximately 100 deaths (CDC-OC)

Estimated mortality rate for Chickenpox from incidence and deaths statistics:

  • Deaths: 99 (USA annual deaths calculated from this data: approximately 100 deaths (CDC-OC))
  • Incidence: 120,624 (USA annual incidence calculated from this data: 120,624 annually (1995); 46,016 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999); 199.14 per 100,000 in Canada 20001
  • 0.083% (ratio of deaths to incidence).
  • See also Deaths and Chickenpox and Overview of Chickenpox.


Complications of Chickenpox may include:

Complications of Chickenpox from the Diseases Database include:

Source: Diseases Database

See also complications of Chickenpox.

Chickenpox: Research More

About prognosis:

The 'prognosis' of Chickenpox usually refers to the likely outcome of Chickenpox. The prognosis of Chickenpox may include the duration of Chickenpox, chances of complications of Chickenpox, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Chickenpox, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Chickenpox. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.

1. Notifiable Diseases Online, PPHB, Canada, 2000

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