A model of varicella-zoster reactivation

  • Received: 01 January 2010 Accepted: 29 June 2018 Published: 01 October 2010
  • MSC : Primary: 92C99; Secondary: 34C25, 34C23.

  • Mathematical models have been used to study the dynamic interaction of many infectious diseases with the host's immune system. In this paper, we study Varicella Zoster Virus, which is responsible for chicken pox (varicella), and after a long period of latency, herpes zoster (shingles). After developing the model and demonstrating that is exhibits the type of periodic behavior necessary for long term latency and reactivation, we examine the implications of the model for vaccine booster programs aimed at preventing herpes zoster.

    Citation: Jonathan E. Forde, Bailey Meeker. A model of varicella-zoster reactivation[J]. Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, 2010, 7(4): 765-777. doi: 10.3934/mbe.2010.7.765

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  • Mathematical models have been used to study the dynamic interaction of many infectious diseases with the host's immune system. In this paper, we study Varicella Zoster Virus, which is responsible for chicken pox (varicella), and after a long period of latency, herpes zoster (shingles). After developing the model and demonstrating that is exhibits the type of periodic behavior necessary for long term latency and reactivation, we examine the implications of the model for vaccine booster programs aimed at preventing herpes zoster.
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