General Virology and DNA Viruses
True about chicken pox(DNB Dec 10)
|A||I. P. 2-3 days|
|B||Scabs are infective|
|D||Caused by HHV2|
Chicken pox is caused by HHV3 (varicella-zoster) virus.
The IP is two weeks. The rash appears first on the trunk (centripetal). The rash is infectious till it forms the scab.