Varicella (AKA Chicken Pox)
By Loren Kalman
Some symptoms may include: fever, headache, sore throat, or stomach ache. The fever is commonly at a temperature from 100-102 degrees. It causes bumps on the body that are red and itchy, and usually start on the face and spread throughout the entire body.
The varicella-zoster virus causes the infection. It happens usually when the recipient makes contact with a victim of the virus. This virus is highly contagious.
The VZV T-Cell is immune to varicella. VZV stands for Varicella-Zoster Virus.
Enveloped VZV particles attach to cell membranes, bond, and release proteins. Uncoated capsids dock at nuclear pores, where genomic DNA is injected into the nucleus and circularizes. a shows what chicken pox looks like and a diagram of what happens. b shows the replication cycle.
How to Prevent Replication
We can prevent Varicella from duplicating by getting a vaccine that kills all of the cells that are Varicella and also helps to prevent them from coming back, therefore keeping them from replicating.