varicella zoster virus

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the member of the herpes virus family that is responsible for chickenpox

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People who have a history of chickenpox and are over 50 or have compromised immune systems are at heightened risk for an attack of shingles, a condition of the skin and nerves that is caused by reactivation of the chickenpox virus.
When a person with chickenpox sneezes or coughs, he sends little droplets of the chickenpox virus into the air.
Shingles, an extremely painful, often debilitating disease that can last for months before it runs its course, is caused by the reactivation of the chickenpox virus.
An attack of shingles (caused by the reactivated chickenpox virus, which usually stays dormant in people who had the disease) is typified by burning pain and sensitive skin, followed by a blistering rash that takes weeks to resolve.
As such, older adults are at increased risk for painful herpes zoster (shingles), a reactivation of the dormant chickenpox virus.
The condition, which produces painful blisters, is caused by the chickenpox virus, herpes zoster.
And older adults are particularly at risk for this painful nerve condition, which is linked to the chickenpox virus.
The nerve condition is linked to the chickenpox virus, which remains in the body, usually dormant.
Shingles is caused by the chickenpox virus and can remain dormant for decades, thus everyone who has had chickenpox is at risk for shingles, Oxman said at the news conference.
It is a potentially debilitating, painful skin disease caused by a reactivation of the chickenpox virus that you had in the past, usually as a child.
Shingles (herpes zoster) occurs when there is reactivation of chickenpox virus, which has been lying dormant in the dorsal root ganglion after the original infection.
Then, when I tried to leave the country, they wouldn't let me out because I was carrying the chickenpox virus.
A new UCLA study suggests that tai chi chih (a modern, simplified form of tai chi) boosts immunity in the elderly against shingles, a painful rash caused by the reactivation of the chickenpox virus.
Some experts are worried that mass vaccination may lead to many more cases of shingles - a disease which adults are less likely to develop if they are occasionally exposed to the chickenpox virus.
Shingles, a painful rash that afflicts older people, marks the re-emergence of the chickenpox virus in later life.