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Chicken Pox is a form of Herpies?

seriously?

 
ChivosPet

Asked by ChivosPet at 11:24 PM on Apr. 17, 2011 in Kids' Health

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  • caused by the varicella zoster virus ..... Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is one of eight herpes viruses known to infect humans (and other vertebrates). It commonly causes chicken-pox in children and Herpes zoster (shingles) in adults and rarely in children.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varicella_zoster_virus

    Crafty26

    Answer by Crafty26 at 11:29 PM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • Yes.
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 11:29 PM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • Yes, Chicken Pox is a form of Herbie's.It is not related to the sexual Herbie's Disease.
    Glo402813

    Answer by Glo402813 at 12:21 AM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • yup. GOOGLE it. Hard to believe but it is. Same with Cold soars on your mouth. A form of Herpes. EEWWWW but true.
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 11:25 PM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • OH, that's good... that freaked me out.
    ChivosPet

    Comment by ChivosPet (original poster) at 12:23 AM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • yep, learned that in med assistant school, now it's just part of useless trivia lol
    angevil53

    Answer by angevil53 at 12:34 AM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • it is not the same herpes as on your lips or groin after having varicella the disease remains dormant forever as herpes zoster in your system... the zoster can later cause shingles a person who never has had chicken pox can get chicken pox from an active shingles person there are 8 DIFFERENT types of herpes (maybe more)
    MELRN

    Answer by MELRN at 6:36 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • Yes, just like cold sores and canker sores...herpes virus and NOT the same as the STD...herpes.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 7:01 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • yes. and the same virus causes shingles later in life.
    2autisticsmom

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 8:50 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • Yep
    kimberlyinberea

    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 2:00 PM on Apr. 21, 2011

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