herpes varicella zoster

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Noun1.herpes varicella zoster - a herpes virus that causes chickenpox and shingles
herpes zoster virus, herpes zoster - a herpes virus that causes shingles
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A Shingles is caused by the same virus - herpes varicella zoster - and is basically a reappearance of chickenpox, which can occur many years after the original infection.
5 million people develop shingles every year when the herpes varicella zoster virus is reactivated.
It occurs when the chickenpox virus, Herpes varicella zoster, reactivates in a different form.

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