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Unformatted text preview: Shingles is a hepetic rash which follows a dermatomal distribution. Causes Chickenpox is caused by the airborne herpes virus Varicella zoster (VZV). Exposure to VZV in a healthy child initiates the production of host immunoglobulin G (IgG), immunoglobulin M (IgM), and immunoglobulin A (IgA) antibodies; IgG antibodies persist for life and confer immunity. Chickenpox is an airborne disease spread easily through coughing or sneezing of ill individuals or through direct contact with secretions from the rash. A person with chickenpox is infectious from one to five days before the rash appears. The contagious period continues for 4 to 5 days after the appearance of the rash, or until all lesions have crusted over....
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- Fall '10
- Anthropology, Chickenpox, Varicella zoster virus, chickenpox Chickenpox