Chicken pox and shingles are caused by a herpes virus

HSV encephalitis is mainly caused by HSV-1 (which is also the cause of most cold-sores), whereas meningitis is more often caused by HSV-2 (the cause of most genital herpes). VZV meningitis can occur at the same time as chickenpox or shingles or it can occur in its own without any rash or skin manifestation.

Chicken pox and shingles are caused by a herpes virus 2

Viral Meningitis

Chicken pox and shingles are caused by a herpes virus 3

Viral Meningitis