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Varicella Zoster Virus

The herpes virus Varicella Zoster Virus is responsible for chicken pox (varicella) in young people and shingles (herpes zoster) in adults.

Varicella virus is extremely communicable before the rash appears and until the sores have crusted over.

The Varicella Zoster Virus enters the body through the respiratory mucous membranes and causes systemic disease characterized by high fever, malaise, and skin lesions, which may appear anywhere on the body.

About Dr. Muna

Dr. Muna Taqi is a Dental surgeon from India who has more than 10 years of experience in the field of Oral & Maxillofacial surgery, Endodontics, & Pedodontics. She has worked in multinational medical corporates in Middle East and is also a consultant dental surgeon for many. She has authored many articles for medical journals & websites and is a consultant dental expert for Healthdrip.

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