Infectious Diseases: Prevention and Control

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Assessing the use of Antibiotics and the burden of Varicella in Belgium

The Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is an especially contagious virus that generally takes place in childhood. A major contamination with the virus motives varicella (chickenpox). After the foremost infection, the virus stays latent in the sensory nerve ganglia. The virus can be reactivated due to the waning cell immunity to VZV (due to growing older or some immunosuppressing states) inflicting herpes zoster (HZ). While most cases have a normally benign outcome, infection effects in a vast healthcare burden and serious issues may additionally occur.

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