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In January, Barbara Walters, 83, suffered from a rare case of chickenpox, leaving her View perch for six weeks.Did ‘The View’ Just Lose Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck?|Ramin Setoodeh|March 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This forms one of its distinguishing features when chickenpox is compared with smallpox.
The crystalline eruption was not chickenpox; for the three first cases of it had all gone through chickenpox before.A History of Epidemics in Britain, Volume II (of 2)|Charles Creighton
If she should do anything so domestic, half Winsted would break out with mumps or chickenpox.The Wide Awake Girls in Winsted|Katharine Ellis Barrett
In chickenpox preliminary discomfort is absent, or lasts but a few hours before the eruption.
The eruption appears about the same time in smallpox and not in successive crops, as in chickenpox.
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A mild but highly contagious disease, caused by a virus and characterized by slight fever and the eruption of blisters on the skin. Chicken pox is classified as a disease of childhood, although it can occur in adults.