Also known as varicella, chickenpox is a virus that often affects children. It is characterized by itchy, red blisters that appear all over the body.
Chickenpox, also known as varicella, is a highly contagious disease caused by
the initial infection with varicella zoster virus (VZV). The disease results in a ...
May 27, 2014 ... For its extreme antiquity, the virus that causes chicken pox has a surprising
sparse documented history. The earliest clear reference to the virus ...
Jun 20, 2013 ... As this eMedTV article explains, the recorded history of chickenpox goes back to
the 1500s, when Giovanni Filippo first discovered the ...
is a highly contagious viral infection caused by the varicella virus. It attaches to the wall of the cell it invades, and then enters the cell. Although one lesion goes through this complete cycle in about 7 days, another hallmark of chicken pox
is the f... More »
Herpes. 2000 Oct;7(3):60-65. History of Varicella Zoster Virus. Wood MJ(1).
Author information: (1)Department of Infection and Tropical Medicine, Heartlands
One history of medicine book credits Giovanni Filippo ... However, it is believed
the name chickenpox was commonly used in earlier ...
How do I know if my child has chickenpox? Usually chickenpox can be
diagnosed by disease history and appearance alone. Adults who need to know if
Aug 5, 2011 ... Chickenpox, also known as varicella, is a very contagious disease caused by the
varicella-zoster virus. Chicken pox is an illness with skin ...
Jul 13, 2012 ... Sadly, this post is relevant because my youngest son, who is eight, came down
with chicken pox two days ago. I have no idea where he got it ...