human herpesvirus 3

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var·i·cel·la-·zos·ter vi·rus

a herpesvirus, morphologically identical to herpes simplex virus, that causes varicella (chickenpox) and herpes zoster in man; varicella results from a primary infection with the virus; herpes zoster results from secondary invasion by the same virus or by reactivation of infection which in many instances has been latent for many years.
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var·i·cel·la-zos·ter vi·rus

(var'i-sel'ă-zos'tĕr vī'rŭs)
A herpesvirus, morphologically identical to herpes simplex virus, which causes varicella (chickenpox) and herpes zoster; varicella results from a primary infection, herpes zoster from secondary invasion or by reactivation of infection that has been latent for years.
Synonym(s): chickenpox virus, herpes zoster virus, human herpesvirus 3, Varicellovirus.
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, herpes virus (her'pez-vi?rus)
Any virus of the family Herpesviridae. See: Herpesviridae

cercopithecine herpesvirus 1

A virus commonly found in macaques but not in other primates. Humans who handle macaques may be infected by bites or exposure to animal blood or body fluids. Although in macaques the virus causes a herpetic rash, in humans it often produces deadly infections of the brain and meninges.
Synonym: B virus; cercopithecine virus 1

herpesvirus hominis

Herpes simplex virus.

human herpesvirus 1

Abbreviation: HHV1
Herpes simplex virus 1. See: herpes simplex virus

human herpesvirus 2

Abbreviation: HHV2
Herpes simplex virus 2.
See: herpes simplex virus

human herpesvirus 3

Abbreviation: HHV3
Varicella-zoster virus.

human herpesvirus 4

Abbreviation: HHV4
Epstein-Barr virus.

human herpesvirus 5

Abbreviation: HHV5

human herpesvirus 6

A herpesvirus that causes sixth disease and childhood febrile seizures. It causes infections in immunocompromised patients (e.g., patients who have received organ transplants and patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection). Among children, infants between 6 months and 2 years of age are at highest risk for this infection, and asymptomatic or unrecognized infection is probably common. The incubation period is about 5 to 15 days.

human herpesvirus 8

A herpesvirus thought to cause Kaposi's sarcoma. It has also been implicated in the pathogenesis of some lymphomas and lymphomatoid illnesses.
Synonym: Kaposi sarcoma–associated herpesvirus; Kaposi sarcoma herpesvirus
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human herpesvirus 3

The varicella-zoster virus causing CHICKENPOX and SHINGLES.
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