UV rays "could help prevent the spread of chickenpox"

UV rays “could help stop chickenpox from spreading”Ultraviolet may inactivate virus responsible for chickenpox and shinglesVirus found to be much less common in sunny climates Chickenpox is much less common in places with high UV ray levels Ultraviolet rays could help prevent the spread of the common childhood malady chickenpox, new research has shown. The discovery, which suggests people in milder climates are more at risk of catching the disease, is hoped to lead to new ways of preventing chickenpox and its more severe relative, shingles. Dr Phil Rice, virologist at St George”s, University of London, found chickenpox is much less common in places with high UV ray levels