varicella-zoster virus, VZV The virus responsible for CHICKENPOX and for subsequent herpes zoster (shingles). Chickenpox is a common, highly communicable disease that causes fever and fluid-filled blisters on the skin. However the herpes virus is not eliminated from the body after the primary infection. Apply cold, wet compresses or ice packs to itchy areas, or soak in a lukewarm bath. A heterogeneous family of morphologically similar viruses, all of which contain double-stranded DNA and infect humans and a wide variety of other vertebrates. Infections produce type A inclusion bodies; in many instances, infection may remain latent for many years, even in the presence of specific circulating antibodies. Q: A: What is hvz abbreviation?
Varicella zoster virus or varicella-zoster virus (VZV) is one of eight herpesviruses known to infect humans and vertebrates. Patient care and follow-up. Varicella zoster virus definition, a type of herpesvirus that causes chickenpox and shingles. The herpesviruses are classified into three subfamilies: (1) Alphaherpesvirinae, which are rapidly growing viruses that cause acute diseases, except Marek’s disease which causes tumors in chickens; (2) Betaherpesvirinae, which are slow growing, highly cell-associated viruses, also called cytomegaloviruses, which produce subtle diseases with a prolonged clinical course; and (3) Gammaherpesvirinae, some of which produce low grade, prolonged clinical illness typified by infectious mononucleosus/glandular fever of humans, caused by Epstein-Barr virus, and probably a similar disease of horses caused by equine herpesvirus 2; the primate viruses are associated with tumors. The important diseases of animals caused by herpesviruses are dealt with under their individual headings: aujeszky’s disease, infectious bovine rhinotracheitis, infectious pustular vulvovaginitis, equine viral abortion, equine viral rhinopneumonitis, equine coital exanthema, equine herpesvirus 2 infection, the Allerton form of lumpy-skin disease, the generalized infection of cattle with bovine herpesvirus 2, bovine herpes mammillitis, the African ‘wildebeest-associated’ malignant catarrhal fever, canine herpesvirus respiratory, genital and neonatal infections, feline viral rhinotracheitis. In birds there are infectious laryngotracheitis, pigeon herpesvirus, duck plague and marek’s disease.