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varicella zoster virus
A herpesvirus, morphologically identical to herpes simplex virus, that causes varicella (chickenpox) and herpes zoster in man. Varicella results from a primary infection with the virus and shingles results from secondary invasion by the same virus or by reactivation of infection which in many instances has been latent for many years.
(05 Mar 2000)
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