A disease that affects about 1 million Americans each year. It can also occur in healthy children and younger persons as well. Shingles can occur anywhere on your body, but it most often occurs as a single strip of blisters that wraps around either the left or the right side of your torso. Majority of the time, people have a single episode of shingles, but there are times when some have repetitive instances. Shingles are more common in older individuals 60 years of age and older, or in people with weakened immune systems. The pathological agent of Shingles is the Varicella zoster virus. The virus make its way into the nervous system transmitting sensory information from the skin to the brain. When the Varicella zoster virus reactivates, shingles appears as well as the
The Varicella-Zoster virus causes a very infectious disease called Chickenpox. Chickenpox is usually acquired through the inhalation of airborne respiratory droplets from an infected host. Chickenpox is primarily acquired during childhood , with more than 90% of all reported cases occurring in children under the age of 10. A person with chickenpox can spread the virus without even showing any signs or symptoms. It is usually most easily transmitted two to three days before a rash appears and keeps that high transmission rate until the blisters have crusted over.
| Usually caused by a virus, can be spread in much the same way as the common cold.Children can also become infected if they have contact with fluid from the blisters or saliva of someone who is infected.
Starting from the beginning; Varicella or chicken pox is an infectious disease that can be characterized by an itchy skin rash. The rash usually appears a few days after exposure and can spread throughout the entire body accompanied with fever, fatigue, and flu like symptoms. Each rash blister will dry out and form a scab which then falls off in the course of healing. Getting chicken pox more than
Shingles is a painful disease that is caused by the same virus that causes the chicken pox. The shingles virus affects about 1 million people per year in the United States alone. Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, occurs in people who have already had chickenpox when they were younger. Shingles causes a painful skin rash that usually appears in a band, strip or a small area on one side of the face or body. Most individuals who develop shingles are older than 50 years or have other medical problems like cancer because procedures like chemotherapy weaken your immune system. People who are immune-suppressed from medications they take, like steroid medications are also vulnerable because their immune system is weak, letting the shingles
Prior to reading the article I had an idea of what shingles was, and heard some information regarding the epidemic of shingles, but never knew exactly what it was. While reading the article I discovered that shingles is a viral infection caused by the reactivation of the varicella zoster virus, which is actually the same virus that produces chickenpox that produces a painful skin rash within the host. Since shingles is a part of the herpes family it usually appears as a strip of blisters anywhere on the body.
Shingles is caused by a reactivation of the varicella zoster virus, or VZV—the same virus that causes chickenpox. After recovery from chickenpox, some VZV particles can settle in nerve cells where they remain inactive or hidden for many years. They can be reactivated during adulthood, and spread down the long the nerve fibers, called axons, that extend from the sensory cell bodies to the skin. The mechanism of how the virus is reactivated is unknown, however, it is related to old age and weak immune system. As the matter of fact, shingles is more common in older
Shingles is a rash caused by the varicella zoster virus, which is a type of herpes virus. Viruses are not alive, which is the main reason it is difficult to treat viruses. They reproduce by infecting host cell with their genetic material; the host cell uses virus’s genetic material to make new viruses and then the host cell release the newly produced virus to its outer environment.
Herpes Zosters also known as shingles is caused by the varicella zoster virus (VZV), the same virus that that causes us to get chickenpox. . Anyone who has ever had chickenpox in their youth years, are most likely to get shingles in their elder years. Once a person has chickenpox, the virus is still in the person body. It “sleeps” in certain nerves in your body and once you get older the virus will reactivate and become herpes zoster. Every 1 in 3 people will get shingles at the age 60 and older. About 1 million people in the U.S are affected by this virus. Having a low immune system can give the virus a chance to attack the victim. If the victim has a medical condition such as having leukemia, and lymphoma, having HIV, or even taking medication
The name of the disease chosen is called shingles, however it has been known as zoster or herpes zoster in the past and occurs in approximately one in every three people in the United States (Kihei et al. 1993).
Genital herpes the infected area is in the genital portion of the body. In a male it
Chicken Pox is a virus caused by varicella-zoster, a member of the herpes family. This same virus also is a cause of herpes zoster other known as shingles in adults. Chicken pox is very contagious and can easily spread to people. Chicken pox is acquired by coming into contact with the fluid of a chicken pox blister, or airborne by an infected person sneezing near you. The blister-like rash usually lasts five to ten days. The incubation period lasts 10-21 days and a person with chickenpox becomes contagious one to two days before their blisters appear. The person with chicken pox remains contagious until all the blisters have crusted
In typical Varicella there is a generalized rash, with a concentration of skin vesicles on the head, including the scalp and trunk (Fig.2.3 A). There are fewer skin lesions on the extremities; the distribution of the rash is a diagnostic clue and may be used to differentiate varicella from smallpox. The rash evolves over a few days from maculopapular lesions to vesicles, pustules, and scabs. In contrast to the case for smallpox, in any one area of skin, vesicles, pustules, and scabs may be present at the same time. Contagion is highest during the phase when the rash is vesicular; most of the transmissible VZV comes from the skin lesions it is difficult to rule out the possibility of respiratory spread of VZV in the pre-eruptive phase; it is
Chickenpox is a viral infection caused by the Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) transmitted via the respiratory route that causes itchy, blisters-like rashes usually lasting about 5-10 days. It is highly contagious transmitted by person to person contact (direct) from respiratory secretions or indirectly through contact with airborne respiratory droplets, via soiled inanimate objects infected by discharge from skin lesions, vesicle discharges or nasopharyngeal secretions. The incubation period lasts about 10-21 days and the disease is communicable 1-2 days
The culprit is a virus belonging to the Alphaherpesviridae, which is what the herpes viruses belong to; the specific cause is the varicella zoster virus. Which really shouldn’t make any sense to you, other than it belongs to the herpesvirus family, and it sticks with you for life. It does not