Chicken Pox Underlying Cause
Facts about chicken pox:
- Chicken pox is caused by a herpes virus, called Varicella zoster.
- Symptoms occur 10 to 21 days after exposure to the virus.
- After the symptoms of chicken pox resolve, the virus becomes inactive and is stored in the nerves that exit the spinal cord.
- Later in life, the virus can become activated, which results in symptoms of shingles.
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