Quiz: Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus
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Herpes zoster ophthalmicus is an infection of the eye caused by the varicella-zoster virus. This virus also causes chicken pox and shingles. Which of the following describes the mechanism by which herpes zoster ophthalmicus causes infection?

  • A.

    It is transmitted through close contact with a person who has the virus.

  • B.

    It is transmitted through the air in water droplets.

  • C.

    The method of transmission is unknown.

  • D.

    The virus remains inactive (dormant) in people who have had chickenpox and reactivates later in life, causing infection.

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