A 35-year-old member asked:
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are the varicella zoster virus and shingles the same thing?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Word games: One is the name of a virus, the other is one condition that virus can cause.
Answered on Aug 26, 2019

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