T-cell immunity is known to be important in maintaining VZV in a latent state.
It has been conclusively proven that another herpes virus-varicella zoster virus (VZV), the cause of both chickenpox and shingles-is the culprit for Ramsey-Hunt syndrome.
Chickenpox vaccine or varicella zoster vaccine (VZV) is an injection that protects children from contracting chickenpox (varicella), one of the most common childhood diseases.
VZV consists of living but attenuated (weakened) varicella zoster, the virus that causes chickenpox.
Prior to the introduction of VZV, approximately 4 million Americans contracted chickenpox each year, and 95 percent of children contracted the disease before the age of 18.