Chickenpox Timeline

Timeline created by mckenzieturner98
  • Sep 5, 1500


    Giovanni Filippo discovers chickenpox in Italy.
  • Myths

    Myhts include: "Don't eat dark foods or it will leave scars!" and "Don't bathe or wash your hair or you will recontract the disease!" Neither of these statements are true. You can still eat anything you want and are encouraged to bathe (oatmeal baths soothe itching).
  • False Claims

    False Claims
    In the 1600's physician Richard Morton claimed that Chickenpox was a milder form of Smallpox.
  • Pathogen

    Varicella is disovered
  • Different from Smallpox

    Different from Smallpox
    ArticleUp until the 1700's many believed that Chickenpox was another form of Smallpox. William Heberden said that Chickenpox was not related to Smallpox in the 1700's.
  • Named Varicella zoster

    Named Varicella zoster
    Weller proposed the named of virus
  • New discoveries

    New discoveries
    Chickenpox vaccination is created.
  • Deathrate Down

    Deathrate Down
  • Superstitions

    Article"Don't look in the mirror or the rashes will spread faster!" This statement is completely false. The rash will spread at the same rate.
  • outbreak in india

    outbreak in india
    BERHAMPUR: The vector-borne disease of chicken pox has been spreading among the inmates of a government-run residential school in Kandhamal district. At least 19 inmates, aged 6 to 12 years, in the residential school at Daberi in Daringibadi block, have been infected with the disease. There are 131 inmates in the hostel at present.
  • Largest outbreak

    Largest outbreak
    A county in the western part of Indiana is the site of the nation's largest current chickenpox outbreak, according to news reports. Vigo County has seen 84 cases of the varicella-zoster virus -- marked by itchy blisters on the body, fever, stomach ache and headache -- since September, the Terra Haute Tribune-Star reported.
  • Causes

    Varicella is the virus that causes chickenpox
  • Treatment

    Calamine lotion and oatmeal baths.