Varicella zoster infection (unspecified)

Find out how we define and monitor cases of varicella zoster infection, how you can get vaccinated, and where you can learn more about this disease.

About varicella zoster infection

Varicella zoster infection (unspecified) is a form of varicella zoster virus that is not classified as chickenpox or shingles. 

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Vaccination is the best protection against forms of varicella zoster. In Australia, chickenpox and shingles vaccines are listed on the National Immunisation Program Schedule


Find out more about getting vaccinated against chickenpox and shingles.  

Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

For information about symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, see healthdirect's chickenpox and shingles pages.

Surveillance and reporting

Varicella zoster infection (unspecified) is a nationally notifiable disease

We monitor cases through the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS).

For more on varicella zoster infection (unspecified) in Australia, you can search Communicable Diseases Intelligence.  

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