Spotlight: "3 Things You Might Not Know About Chickenpox"

Published on in Parents PACK

WHAT

It wasn’t until the 1760s that people realized chickenpox and smallpox were different diseases.

WHEN

The link between chickenpox and shingles was discovered in the 1890s.

WHO

Michiaki Takahashi, a Japanese doctor, used virus from his son’s chickenpox blisters to make the vaccine.

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