varicella

noun
var·​i·​cel·​la | \ˌver-ə-ˈse-lə, ˌva-rə-\

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There are a few exceptions though - herpes simplex virus and varicella can cause a particular type of rash that resembles tiny blisters, are very contagious, and typically require antiviral medication. Gabriela Moraru, M.d., miamiherald, "My child has a rash! What should I do? | Miami Herald," 1 May 2018 Chickenpox is transmitted through contact with an infected person’s respiratory droplets or their lesions, which contain the varicella zoster virus. New York Times, "Is Shingles Contagious?," 25 May 2018 Shingles is caused by the same varicella zoster virus. New York Times, "Is Shingles Contagious?," 25 May 2018 However, if your child is not vaccinated yet, varicella will appear as a red bump that will progress over the course of few hours into a vesicle that will then dry and form a crust. Gabriela Moraru, M.d., miamiherald, "My child has a rash! What should I do? | Miami Herald," 1 May 2018 Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox (varicella zoster virus). Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Shingrix® – A new, more effective Shingles vaccine available at Froedtert & MCW pharmacies," 7 May 2018 Shingles is caused by the same varicella zoster virus that causes chickenpox. Michelle Andrews, Washington Post, "For people age 50 or older, doctors say the new shingles vaccine is a must," 14 Apr. 2018 Besides measles, vaccinations required by Oregon schools include diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), mumps, rubella, hepatitis A and B, polio and varicella (chickenpox). Lynne Terry, OregonLive.com, "Low vaccination rates put some Oregon schools at high risk for measles," 11 Feb. 2018 Shingles is a viral infection that’s caused by the varicella zoster virus, which also causes chickenpox. Korin Miller, SELF, "P90X Founder Tony Horton Reveals He’s Been Diagnosed With Ramsay Hunt Syndrome," 26 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of varicella

1771, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for varicella

borrowed from New Latin, from vari- (in variola variola) + Medieval Latin -cella, diminutive suffix (extracted from nouns such as nāvicella, diminutive of Latin nāvicula "boat," diminutive of nāvis "ship")

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The first known use of varicella was in 1771

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varicella

noun
var·​i·​cel·​la | \ˌvar-ə-ˈsel-ə \

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