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Herpes zoster: when the chickenpox virus reactivates after lying dormant

The herpes zoster virus mainly affects people over 50 years of age and manifests itself when the immune system is weakened.

At a certain moment, the virus reactivates, replicates, is transported through the nerves and comes out on the skin.

The lesions are usually located on the skin of the lower back or cervical area, and also near the eye or ear.

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