ID#: 12621
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.
High Resolution: Click here for hi-resolution image (17.95 MB)
Content Provider(s): CDC/ Robert E. Sumpter
Creation Date: 1967
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
Skip Navigation Links.

Skip Navigation Links.
Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.