herpes zoster virus

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Related to herpes zoster virus: herpes simplex, herpes zoster ophthalmicus
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Synonyms for herpes zoster virus

a herpes virus that causes shingles

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Herpes zoster virus, which causes chicken pox, often reactivates in adutls, causing shingles--a painful, burning rash.
The Pharmacor report entitled Emerging Vaccines finds that, among the established markets, HPV, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Neisseria meningitis, and, to a lesser extent, Herpes Zoster virus will continue to represent high-value sectors for drug developers over the next ten years.
6 Shingles, an infection with the herpes zoster virus in which the pain can be excruciating.
In both studies, antiviral treatment stemmed the spread of the herpes zoster virus and resulted in statistically and clinically significant reductions in the risk of PHN.
Answer: Shingles is caused by the Herpes Zoster virus.