Pathogenesis and current approaches to control of varicella-zoster virus infections.

@article{Gershon2013PathogenesisAC,
  title={Pathogenesis and current approaches to control of varicella-zoster virus infections.},
  author={A. Arnold Gershon and Michael David Gershon},
  journal={Clinical microbiology reviews},
  year={2013},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={
          728-43
        }
}
Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) was once thought to be a fairly innocuous pathogen. That view is no longer tenable. The morbidity and mortality due to the primary and secondary diseases that VZV causes, varicella and herpes zoster (HZ), are significant. Fortunately, modern advances, including an available vaccine to prevent varicella, a therapeutic vaccine to diminish the incidence and ameliorate sequelae of HZ, effective antiviral drugs, a better understanding of VZV pathogenesis, and advances in… CONTINUE READING
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