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April Key Points
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The number of varicella cases reported in April decreased from last month and was above previous 5-year average. In general, more varicella cases are reported during the late winter and summer months.
The 85 varicella cases in April were reported among the 25 counties outlined in black. From February through April 2019 the average county rate varied throughout the state.
From January 1, 2019 through April 30, 2019, 328 varicella cases were reported in 43 counties.
The annual number of reported varicella cases decreased from 2015 to 2017. Case counts in April 2019 are similar to those seen in April of previous years, as noted by the white bar in the figure.
In April, 5 (6%) of 85 total cases were associated with transmission within households and no cases were outbreak-associated. For most varicella cases, exposure to other known cases is never identified, and they are not able to be linked to outbreaks.
No varicella outbreaks were reported in April.
So far in 2019, no varicella outbreaks have been reported.
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