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Revealed: Chickenpox Parties and Varicella Zoster Virus

Everyone remembers chickenpox from when they were kids, but what do we really know about this supposedly ubiquitous children’s virus? 

Why did Chickenpox parties go out of fashion? Did they really work, or is there more to this biological phenomenon than we’re led to believe?

What causes Chickenpox, and is there a virus?

Does it lead to shingles in later life?

And what’s the deal with the Varicella vaccine?

Dr Sam Bailey looks for answers to these questions and much more. Watch: 

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References:
1. Forbes – Why Chickenpox Parties Are A Bad Idea:
https://web.archive.org/web/202012231…
2. Lewiston Sun Journal – April 4, 2001: Chickenpox parties a thing of the past – Dr Paul Donohue
3. Forbes – Chickenpox Outbreak In NC School: Why You Should Get The Chickenpox Vaccine:
https://web.archive.org/web/202011081…
4. CDC – Chickenpox (Varicella):
https://www.cdc.gov/chickenpox/index….
5. Chickenpox – Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chickenpox
6. Varicella Zoster Virus Infection: Clinical Features, Molecular Pathogenesis of Disease, and Latency:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
7. Age-specific incidence of chickenpox:
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/7800783/
8. A History of Experimental Virology – Alfred Grafe, Springer-Verlag, 1991
9. Experimentelle Ubertragungen von Herpes zoster auf Menschen und die Beziehungen von Herpes zoster zu Variellen (Experimental transmissions of herpes zoster to humans and the relationship of herpes zoster to varicella) – Karl Kundratitz, 18 Jan 1925
10. Factors influencing quantitative isolation of varicella-zoster virus:
https://journals.asm.org/doi/epdf/10….
11. CDC – Laboratory Confirmation of Suspected Varicella:
https://www.cdc.gov/chickenpox/lab-te…
12. The Contagion Myth – Tom Cowan and Sally Morell:
https://drtomcowan.com/products/the-c…
13. Febrile infectious childhood diseases in the history of cancer patients and matched control:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science…
14. Update on trends in varicella mortality during the varicella vaccine era—United States, 1990–2016:
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/…
15. Herpes Zoster Following Varicella Vaccination in Children:
https://www.mdedge.com/dermatology/ar…
16. Childhood Shingles Resulting from Chickenpox Vaccination:
“Rare” or Predictable?:
https://childrenshealthdefense.org/ne…

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