CHICKEN POX By: Hailey Brewer & JUlia cadenas

Giovanni Fillippo (1510-1580) was the first one to descrbe this sickness. Which was in the 1600's in Italy. Richard Morton thought this sickness was a more milder version of small pox, but was incorrect.
It was dsovered by people starting to spread this disease. It was passed o by the chicken pox fluid rubbing on eachother and caushing the blisters.
Most chicken pox cases occur through contact with an infected patient.

Chicken pox can be passed on by breathing the same air as a person with the disease, having direct contact with the person, or having contact with the infected person's open blisters on healthy skin.

The chicken pox does have a vaccine called "varicella vaccine." Usually patients get this vaccine from ages 12 to 15 months, then get a booster shot at the age of 4-6. Some people who have not had chicken pox and are from te ages 6-13 may also recieve the vaccine.
You can also prevent yourself by avaoding contact with someone who has the virus. And washing your hands frequently.
The chicken pox has helped us discover this disease that was effecting a lot of people. It helped scientists in the way that they were able to collect information and create a vaccine to prevent it.

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-Written by Marissa SelnerMedically Reviewed by. "Chickenpox." Healthline. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Mar. 2017.

-"Chickenpox | Varicella | MedlinePlus." MedlinePlus Trusted Health Information for You. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Mar. 2017.

-Schoenstadt, MD Arthur. "History of Chickenpox." EMedTV: Health Information Brought To Life. EMedTV, n.d. Web. 03 Mar. 2017.

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