Essay On Chicken Pox

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Chicken Pox
Chicken pox is also known as varicella and is caused by varicella zoster virus. According to Arthur Schoenstadt, in the 1500s chicken pox was first discovered by Giovanni Filippo in Italy. Then in the 1600s an English physician, that went by the name of Richard Morton gave the name chicken pox to what he thought was a bad case of the virus known as smallpox. During the 1700s it is believed that William Heberden was the very first English physician to prove that chicken pox and smallpox were two different viruses. The first known case of the chicken pox was believed to be in the 1600s. According to CDC, in the United States, there has been more than 3.5 million cases, then in the early 1990s an average of 4 million people got chicken pox and about 100-150 people died each year. In 2012 there were 1-5 people who died in the United States from chicken pox. According to Elizabeth Miller, the year 1996 the number of deaths worldwide was 32 deaths per year. A couple of years after that, in 2000, there were 18 …show more content…

Once you notice the rash appear it will go through three phases. The first phase is bumps (papules) that are raised and their color is red or pink which will break out over several days. Then you have the second phase when you will see small fluid-filled blisters (vesicles). The vesicles that were forming from the raised bumps, will take over about one day before breaking and leaking. You now have the third phase when you will detect crusts and scabs, which have covered the broken blisters. These will need time to take time and heal on their own, this may take several more days. Chicken pox does affect children different than adults because children get it more often than adults do. By the time you are an adult about 95 percent of Americans have had

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