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Re: What is Shingles/Herpes Zoster?

Date: Wed Apr 11 03:34:50 2001
Posted By: Mark Sullivan, Medical Student
Area of science: Medicine
ID: 986531104.Me

Hi Christina,
      I know what it is like trying to wade through a sea of information 
so maybe I can point you to a good site to find exactly what you want.  I 
would suggest you try a site called  All the Virology on the 
Worldwide Web cause it has links to lots of information life cycles 
and and therapies as well as electron micrographs.  You can search by 
specific viruses, in your case Varicella zoster virus (VZV-1) AKA Human 
Herpes Virus-3 (HHV-3).  Just in case I suggest you check out this journal 
in your science library if you can find it; Infections in Medicine vol. 15
(10):pg 709-713, 1998 by Paul J. Lee called "Current Management of Herpes 
Zoster."  There will also be references to other papers in the 
bibliography that you can look up for more info.  Web resources like 
the one above are good because they link to evidence based information.  
But, I really recommend you get information from journals like the one I 
recommended or something like the New England Journal of Medicine because 
they are more trustworthy sources and up to date.  Good luck on the paper,


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