By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

In a follow-up on an earlier report, health officials in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico are reporting the chickenpox outbreak at the  Leona Vicario migrant shelter in Ciudad Juarez has grown to 127 confirmed cases, according to a 24-Horas report (computer translated).

This pustulovesicular rash represents a generalized herpes outbreak due to the Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) pathogen/CDC

Barrios Gallegos, the Deputy Director of Epidemiology of the Secretary of Health of the State Government said of the 127 confirmed cases, 64 are in men and 63 in women; 71 percent in children under 15 years of age.

He continues by saying 57 are of Honduran origin, 25 Guatemalan, 27 Salvadoran, nine Nicaraguan, four Venezuelan, two Ecuadorian, one Cuban and two Mexicans from the state of Michoacán.

Authorities sent 1,300 chickenpox vaccine doses to the facility to vaccinate people at the migrant center.

In addition, an exclusive brigade is conducting daily inspections at the shelter and implementing preventive measures to be followed and follow up on cases.