A question regarding eradication of chicken pox
I heard before that, chickenpox will be eradicated within one year... is this true????
This fact is not true at all
because of that:
The virus, after active infection, migrate through the sensory nerves to make Latency in the supplying ganglion.
The formed Abs can't affect the viruses inside the ganglion, also the antiviral drugs
So, you can't guaranty at all of us don't have the virus in our normal healthy state.
Regarding Smallpox, the situation is different and eradication was successful due to the following factors:
I hope the answer is satisfactory.
Shingles vaccine:Shingles occur when latent herpes virus particles "escape" a dorsal root ganglion and travel along sensory nerves to the skin.