Varicella-zoster virus immunity and prevention: a conference perspective

  • S. E. Straus
Conference paper


This report offers a concise overview of the VZV Conference, highlighting recent developments in the field and speculating on areas of greatest opportunity and need for future work. The goal of eradicating VZV disease will be facilitated by a multifaceted research agenda directed at a fuller comprehension of how the virus replicates, spreads and persists, and how it eludes host immune responses.


Herpes Zoster Varicella Vaccine Simian Varicella Virus Human Dorsal Root Ganglion Live Attenuate Varicella Vaccine 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. E. Straus
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Clinical InvestigationNational Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA

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