herpes zoster virus

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

her′pes zos′ter vi`rus

a type of herpesvirus that causes chickenpox and shingles.
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Noun1.herpes zoster virus - a herpes virus that causes shingles
herpes virus, herpes - any of the animal viruses that cause painful blisters on the skin
herpes varicella zoster, herpes varicella zoster virus - a herpes virus that causes chickenpox and shingles
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herpes simplex virus, herpes zoster virus (shingles], or TB, and (3) invasion of a normally commensal organism (e.
that found antibody levels to the herpes zoster virus were lowered if the vaccine was administered concomitantly with the pneumonia vaccine.
Contrary to the belief that shingles is a once-in-a-lifetime event, the condition that is caused by the herpes zoster virus recurs more than five percent of the time, according to study findings published in the February 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.