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What type of microbe causes chickenpox?

Chickenpox is caused by a virus called varicella zoster virus, sometimes abbreviated VZV. Chicken pox is a contagious viral disease that produces itchy blisters. Varicella-zos

What virus causes chickenpox and herpes?

Varicella zoster virus causes chickenpox, and herpes simplex virus causes genital herpes, whitlow, and cold sores. They are both members of the herpes virus family.

Does the same virus that causes chickenpox cause shingles?

Yes. Once infected by the virus, you get chickenpox, and the virus is never cleared by the body. It goes and lives in the nervous system (brain and spine) from where it occasi

How does Varicella zoster virus cause Chickenpox?

ok, Varicella, or Herpes Zoster is a cell to cell process. It can be spread through contact or air-born pathways. Once it invades the body it travels to the ganglia, or nerves

Does chickenpox virus cause cold sores?

Chickenpox virus doesn't cause cold sores. Although the viruses that cause chickenpox and cold sores are similar, herpes simplex virus causes cold sores, and varicella zoster

Are malaria and chickenpox caused by a virus?

Malaria is caused by protozoa and chickenpox is caused by virus.

Is there a type of virus for dogs that is like chickenpox for humans?

Chickenpox is caused by a type of herpes virus. Dogs can be infected with different kinds of herpes viruses tohumans, which will usually produce different signs to those ofch

Can herpes simplex virus cause chickenpox?

No, varicella (chicken pox) is caused by varicella zoster virus. Varicella zoster virus is in the herpes virus family, but is not the same as herpes simplex virus.

What virus causes chickenpox and cold sores?

Chickenpox and cold sores are both caused by viruses in the herpes family. Chickenpox is caused by varicella zoster virus, and cold sores by herpes simplex virus.