• D. Taylor-Robinson
  • Anne E. Caunt
Part of the Virology Monographs: Die Virusforschung in Einzeldarstellungen book series (VIROLOGY, volume 12)


Zoster was described in very early medical literature whereas chickenpox was confused with smallpox, the clinical differentiation apparently being made by Heberden in 1767 (Gordon, 1962; Weller, 1965). Von Bókay, who in 1892 reported the occurrence of chickenpox following cases of zoster in two families (v. Bókay, 1909), was the first to draw attention to this association. Since then this observation has been made repeatedly and there is now no doubt that zoster is another clinical manifestation of infection by the virus (varicella) which causes chickenpox.


Neutralization Test Vesicle Fluid Intranuclear Inclusion Vervet Monkey Varicella Virus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Taylor-Robinson
    • 1
  • Anne E. Caunt
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Communicable DiseasesM. R. C. Clinical Research CentreHarrow, MiddlesexEngland
  2. 2.Department of Medical Microbiology, New Medical SchoolUniversity of LiverpoolEngland

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