Need help identifying these...please!

Stephen R. Decker Sdecker at Vines.colostate.edu
Fri Dec 22 15:47:55 EST 1995

Varicella-Zoster and Epstein-Barr are both viruses.

Varicella-Zoster virus causes two main diseases:
     Varicella- a.k.a chicken pox in children, is generally benign and only becomes 
     serious in immune-suppressed cases.

     Zoster is the disease caused by reactivation of the latent varicella virus.  I 
     believe it is commonly referred to as Shingles    

Epstein-Barr virus causes mono (mononucleosis) in adolescents and young adults.

As with most organisms, you can also end up with some strange and rare complications 
but these are the major and most common diseases.

Hope it helps


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