Human nerve cells made from embryonic stem cells infected with the varicella zoster virus, the causative agent of chicken pox and shingles. 
The nerve cells, along with their fine, long processes or axons, appear in red. Genetically engineered for fluorescence, the virus glows green

Bar-Ilan (Israel): Model Mimics How Dormant Infections Caused by Childhood Chicken Pox Can – Decades Later – Trigger the “Rude Awakening” of Shingles

The red, itchy rash caused by varicella-zoster – the virus that causes chickenpox – usually disappears within a week or two. But once infection...

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