Varicella vaccine virus can be contagious and infect others. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Transmission of varicella-vaccine virus from a healthy 12-month-old child to his pregnant mother.
Homeopathy. 2009 Apr;98(2):77-82. PMID: 9255208
Department of Pediatrics, University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine, USA.
A 12-month-old healthy boy had approximately 30 vesicular skin lesions 24 days after receiving varicella vaccine. Sixteen days later his pregnant mother had 100 lesions. Varicella-vaccine virus was identified by polymerase chain reaction in the vesicular lesions of the mother. After an elective abortion, no virus was detected in the fetal tissue. This case documents transmission of varicella-vaccine virus from a healthy 12-month-old infant to his pregnant mother.