What virus causes chickenpox&shingles?

Answer Chicken pox and shingles are caused by the varicella zoster virus, also known as the human herpesvirus 3. It is part of the same viral subfamily (alphaherpesvirinae) as the herpes simplex viruses, ... Read More »

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What virus causes the flu?

The flu is caused by a variety of Influenza viruses, according to The Mayo Clinic differentiates influenza from the "stomach flu," which is actually gastroenteritis, caused by an infection... Read More »

What is the name of the virus that causes the flu?

The virus that causes the flu is known as the influenza virus. The two main types of the virus are influenza A and B. These two types are responsible for spreading the flu virus around each season,... Read More »

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What is the name of the virus that causes rabies?

The rhabdoviruses, also know as the rabies virus, is the cause of rabies, a potentially lethal disease that strikes the nervous system and brain. The word rabies comes from a Latin term meaning rag... Read More »