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This might be more of a medical question, but we were wondering how "chicken pox" got its name? Any relation to chickens? Thanks.

Egads...this one isn't in my reference books...I can take a stab at it, though...I think it might be just a name given to it due to it's similarity with smallpox and cowpox -- guilt by association, in a way.


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