The Jeremiah Metzger Lecture Varicella Zoster Virus: from outside to Inside.

@article{Gershon2016TheJM,
  title={The Jeremiah Metzger Lecture Varicella Zoster Virus: from outside to Inside.},
  author={Anne A. Gershon and Michael David Gershon},
  journal={Transactions of the American Clinical and Climatological Association},
  year={2016},
  volume={127},
  pages={282-299}
}
Varicella zoster virus (VZV) gives rise to two diseases, a primary infection, varicella, and a secondary infection, zoster. Morbidity and mortality from VZV in the United States has decreased by 80% to 90% due to the effective use of attenuated live viral vaccines. Because latent VZV continues to reactivate, however, serious VZV-induced disease persists. Newly developed molecular analyses have revealed that zoster is more common than previously realized; moreover, the establishment of VZV… CONTINUE READING