Health Update: Chickenpox: parents are 'overprotective'

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PARENTS who keep their children away from chickenpox sufferers store up problems for the future, according to a specialist. Dr David Carrington, consultant virologist at St George's Hospital, London, warns that there is more risk of pneumonia and neurological problems in those who catch the illness later. An increase in adult chickenpox has resulted from fewer people being exposed to it in childhood, Dr Carrington says in General Practitioner.

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