a type of herpesvirus that causes chickenpox and shingles.
- Also called herpes zoster virus .
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How to use varicella zoster virus in a sentence
The virus that causes chicken pox, varicella-zoster virus, or VZV for those in the know, is a tricky customer.Barbara Walters Hit With Chicken Pox—a Rare Malady Among Octogenarians | Kent Sepkowitz | January 29, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST