General Virology and DNA Viruses
Herpes - Zoster is caused by: (DNB June 11)
|A||Herpes-simplex type 1|
|B||Herpes-simplex type I|
a. Herpes-zoster is caused by varicella-zoster virus also called as Human Herpes Virus 3.
b. This virus causes two different diseases – primary infection causes Chicken pox and reactivation causes Herpes Zoster.