Who discovered the disease shingles?

Answer Shingles is a disease caused by the herpes zoster virus. It has been around so long that no one knows who first discovered the disease. Dr. Richard Bright thought it may have neural origins in 183... Read More »

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What is shingles disease?

Shingles is an illness that causes a painful, blistering rash on the skin. It is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. Shingles will typically disappear on its own.Source:Medline Plus: S... Read More »

Is shingles a communicable disease?

Technically yes, but only through direct contact with the wounds, blisters or rashes of the person having the shingles disease.A healthy person cannot get shingles if informal contact is made with ... Read More »

Who discovered fifth disease?

The name Fifth disease originated in 1905, when a French physician assigned numbers to the common childhood diseases characterized by rashes. For example, measles was "first disease," scarlet fever... Read More »

When was the first disease discovered?