Varicella zoster virus
(enveloped virus)

Varicella zoster virus is enveloped, has the shape of an icosahedral capsid (shaped like spheres), and belongs to the Herpesviridae family.

Viral infections cause varicella and zoster.

Transmission mainly occurs via droplets or particles in the air.

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Enveloped viruses
These viruses have glycoproteins on their envelope, which are potential targets for external influences.

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