Chicken Pox

Varicella

Life

Chicken pox is a contagious infection which is caused by varicella zoster virus. The virus can spread through the air if the infected person coughs or sneezes. In children the virus could last from 7 to 10 days but it could be longer for some adults.
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Symptoms

It appears to be similar to a rash it spreads from torso to neck, arms almost the entire body. The rashes will eventually turn into red bump that are filled with fluid

Treatments

There is no cure for the virus because it would eventually clean up by itself but there are steps to ease the pain of the symptoms like taking pain killers or aciclovir. There is also a vaccine which can prevent the virus from being passed on.

Location

It was first distunguished between small pox by Giovanni flippo during the 1500s in Italy. 1600s, Richard Morton gave the name chickenpox, but in the 1700s, William Heberden was actually the first physician to prove that chickenpox was different from smallpox. Countries with tropical and semitropical Climates have a higher incidence of adult chicken pox than do countries with a temperate climate.