Chickenpox and Shingles: Historical and Palæovirological Considerations

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F.M. Galassi
Ingaliso L.
E. Percivaldi
E. Varotto

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This article summarises the main historical and palæopathological aspects of chickenpox and shingles, two diseases caused by the same pathogen, the varicella zoster virus (VZV). The history of these two diseases is traced back from historical and literary sources, including medical biographies of famous patients of the past (as in the case of Louis XV, King of France), to scientific descriptions of the Modern and Contemporary ages, and also examining votive representations. 

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Galassi, F., Ingaliso, L., Percivaldi, E., & Varotto, E. (2021). Chickenpox and Shingles: Historical and Palæovirological Considerations. Human Evolution , 36(3-4), 259-267. https://doi.org/10.14673/HE2021341089
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F.M. Galassi, Archaeology, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Flinders University - FAPAB Research Center

Galassi F.M.
Archaeology, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences,
Flinders University,
Adelaide, SA, Australia 

FAPAB Research Center,
Avola (SR), Sicily,
Italy

 

 

 

Ingaliso L., Department of Humanities (DISUM), University of Catania,

L. Ingaliso
Department of Humanities (DISUM),
University of Catania,
Catania, Sicily,
Italy 

E. Percivaldi, Centro Studi Storico Archeologici del Gargano, Monte S. Angelo (FG), Puglia, Italy

E. Percivaldi
Centro Studi Storico Archeologici del Gargano,
Monte S. Angelo (FG), Puglia,
Italy

E. Varotto, Archaeology, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Flinders University, Adelaide, SA, Australia

Varotto E.Archaeology, College of Humanities,
Arts and Social Sciences,
Flinders University, Adelaide, SA,
Australia 

FAPAB Research Center,
Avola (SR), Sicily,
Italy

Department of Humanities (DISUM),
University of Catania,
Catania, Sicily,
Italy 

 

 

 

 

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