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Meaning of HERPES ZOSTER VIRUS

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a herpes virus that causes shingles
 
 Synonyms: herpes zoster
 
 See Also: herpes, herpes varicella zoster, herpes varicella zoster virus, herpes virus

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A virus in the family Herpesviridae which causes chickenpox initially and may go dormant and later re-activate, causing the disease shingles. Chickenpox is a common, highly communicable disease that causes fever and fluid-filled blisters on the skin. Shingles are characterized by extremely painful skin eruptions.
 

 

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