varicella-zoster virus

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var·i·cel·la-zos·ter virus

 (văr′ĭ-sĕl′ə-zŏs′tər)
n.
A herpesvirus that causes chickenpox and shingles.
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TAGUM CITY-At least four participants in the sixth Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) jamboree here tested positive for chickenpox virus when they were taken to a hospital after falling ill, a health official said.
regulators have approved a new, more effective vaccine to prevent painful shingles, which is caused by the chickenpox virus.
Is there a difference in the chickenpox virus that children are exposed to now, as compared to that which we were exposed to in the past ("Hospitals face shortage of chickenpox vaccine", Gulf News, September 30)?
Nine in 10 Brits catch the chickenpox virus by the age of 15.
The product is being developed for the prevention of shingles, better known as herpes zoster, a painful, itchy rash condition caused by reactivation of latent chickenpox virus.
It's possible that the chickenpox virus damages or inflames the arteries, increasing the risk of a blocked artery that would lead to a stroke.
DANGER Chickenpox virus can be fatal Parents should seek medical help straight away if their child develops abnormal symptoms, including pain in their chest and difficulty breathing or if blisters on their skin become infected.
Shingles: This nasty affliction flares up when a change in your body reactivates the chickenpox virus.
Shingles is a reactivation of the chickenpox virus.
For Holt, a scientist specializing in HIV, a functional cure could put AIDS in a league with less deadly viruses, such as varicella zoster, the chickenpox virus, which remains dormant in the nervous system after the rash and fever are gone.
Herpes zoster is caused as the chickenpox virus, that infects a person in childhood, reactivates.
Shingles is caused by the dormant chickenpox virus, which stays in the body after a person has recovered from chickenpox.