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if v. zoster igg positive, that means you have herpes?

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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Varicella-zoster: Vz is the causative agent of chickepox which can recur later in life as shingles (herpes zoster). Herpes simplex is a completely different virus with different disease producing capacities.
Answered on Oct 28, 2013

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