Just the Vax Trivia Corner

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What virus can live silently in nerves for years after an initial infection, later awakening due to age or a weakened immune system?

  1. Mumps virus
  2. Rubella Virus
  3. Chickenpox virus
  4. Measles virus

Supplementary information: The correct answer is C. After chickenpox infection, varicella zoster virus lives silently in the nerves. As people age, their immune system weakens, sometimes leading to a reawakening of the zoster virus, causing shingles.

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