Under sponsorship of the National Institutes of Health of Japan, an
international conference entitled "Immunity and Prevention of
Herpes Zoster" was held in 1 Osaka, Japan, March 8-10, 1999.
Attendees included basic and clinical investi gators from Asia,
Europe, and North America. The meeting was organized to explore
progress made in basic virology and molecular understanding of
varicella zoster (VZV), and to provide information on current