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lifespan of varicella zoster virus?

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Dr. Bin Sung
Dr. Bin Sung answered
33 years experience Pediatrics
Lifetime: As long as you live, the virus stays with you mostly in dormant stage and occasionally flares up.
Answered on Feb 22, 2020

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