Microbiology List: FW: Does anyone know of how to determine age of virus

Yersinia yersinia at cybernex.net
Tue Jan 2 17:06:11 EST 2001


John Gentile writes,

<Some of these like the Herpes family can set up residence in our body 
with little knowledge of the host. They
usually just sit there being pretty dormant until at some point they 
decide to emerge. Cold sores and the skin rash of Shingles are a couple of
examples.>

Is my memory bad, or what? Cold sores and Herpes Simplex I, yes, but  I 
thought shingles (a disease of older people) was caused by varicella 
zoster virus, the same one that causes chicken pox in children.

~Yersinia.


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