On the most recent episode of Married At First Sight, controversial groom Sam Ball shows off a rather unpleasant disease... he has chicken pox!
It is highly uncommon for a fully-grown adult to carry the disease, and for a reason. It can be lethal.
“Chickenpox is caused by a herpes virus — varicella-zoster,” according to the MyDr.com.au website. “For those adults who didn't catch chickenpox in childhood, or who haven't been vaccinated, an attack of chickenpox can produce serious, sometimes lethal, complications.”
As expected, the rest of the cast were in shock when he showed it off.
“The reason I’m late, I’ve been diagnosed with chicken pox,” he said casually. Jessika was quick to react.
“We can’t touch Sam,” Mark says.
“I’m scared I’m going to get chicken pox,” Jessika says. But Ines, of course, doesn't let it bother her. “I’ve never had it but I’ve been immunised for it, “ she says coolly. “Chicken pox, it’s manageable,” she says to camera.
“I’m crook as and she’s getting closer than ever,” Sam says with admiration.
“At least we could be sick together,” Ines says when they’re alone. “Bed ridden that would be dangerous,” replies Sam. “It would be nice,” Ines says.
No wonder Lizzie was nowhere to be seen.
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