By Ann M. Arvin, Anne A. Gershon
The winning improvement of a VZV vaccine displays excessive learn curiosity during this virus over contemporary years. This accomplished account of the biology and medical good points of the varicella-zoster virus, released in organization with the VZV learn beginning, surveys present wisdom of the molecular biology, pathogenesis, and medical positive aspects of VZV because the causative agent of chickenpox and zoster (shingles). the amount covers such subject matters as viral replication, latency, immune mechanisms, epidemiology and disorder manifestations, and problems of varicella and zoster. additionally integrated is special details on dwell attenuated varicella vaccine, remedy suggestions, and the administration of postherpetic ache in zoster sufferers. because the so much authoritative assessment and consultant to the virus and its ailments, this booklet will attract quite a lot of clinicians and investigators, together with pediatricians, geriatricians, neurologists, dermatologists, infectious ailment experts, and virologists drawn to the herpes viruses.