Varicella (Chickenpox)

General Information

Chickenpox is a highly communicable disease caused by the varicella virus, a member of the herpes virus family.

Information for Providers

This is a Wisconsin Disease Surveillance Category II disease:

Wisconsin case reporting and public health follow-guidance
Contact Information

Wisconsin Local Health DepartmentsRegional officesTribal agencies

Wisconsin immunization program staff

Last Revised: October 7, 2021