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Chicken Pox — India
Bihar’s Gaya district is being hit by another disease outbreak amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Hundreds of people have been affected with chickenpox, a highly contagious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV). Most cases are being reported from Banshraj Bigha and Boknari villages under the Paraiya Khurd block, with more than 100 patients in the age group of 2-80 being affected. Villagers have expressed disappointment against the district administration and the state government for