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The pustulovesicular rash on this African-American woman’s face, represented a herpes outbreak, due to the varicella-zoster virus (VZV) pathogen, also known as Human herpesvirus 3 (HHV-3), which may lay dormant in the spinal nerve roots throughout a chickenpox-infected individual’s life, only manifesting its presence through outbreaks, as shingles, or herpes zoster. It is caused by the Herpesviridae chickenpox virus.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Robert E. Sumpter
Creation Date: 1967
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