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29.0 x 43.4 cm ⏐ 11.4 x 17.1 in (300dpi)
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Close-up of the buttock of a 7 month old baby during an attack of shingles, also known as Herpes zoster. A rash with blisters and scabs has appeared which is extremely painful, due to Herpes infecting the sensory nerves. Shingles is caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella-zoster). Dormant viruses can survive for years in humans until the immune system is weakened by illness or old age.
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