self magazine quotes neomed faculty member

Chickenpox is a disease most encounter during their childhood years—either spontaneously or deliberately. Why deliberate? Many say that infectious diseases like chickenpox are worse in adults than in children and can cause additional complications, such as pneumonia or encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain. Richard Watkins, M.D.,  an infectious disease physician and associate professor of internal medicine at NEOMED was recently quoted in SELF Magazine regarding  his concerns for pregnant women who aren’t already immune to the disease.

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