Varicella Zoster Virus(VZV)

What is Varicella Zoster Virus(VZV)?

Varicella Zoster Virus(VZV) meaning Synonym(s): Herpes Zoster, Human Herpesvirus 3A type of herpesvirus that causes chicken pox. After initial infection with varicella zoster virus (VZV), the inactive (latent) form of the virus can remain in the body. If the latent virus becomes active again, it can cause shingles. Related Term(s): Herpesviruses, Opportunistic Infection, Shingles


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