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Table 2 Perceived effect of VZV infection on academic activities among the 43 medical undergraduates who developed the disease during the 66 months of follow-up.

From: Incidence and effects of Varicella Zoster Virus infection on academic activities of medical undergraduates - a five-year follow-up study from Sri Lanka

Effect of VZV infection on academic activities N %
No effect on academic activities 6 13.9
Reduced study duration 20 46.5
Repeated a clinical appointment (more than 1 week) 5 11.6
Could not sit an examination 4 9.3
Reduced performance in examinations (passed exams without classes) 4 9.3
Failed one or more subject 2 4.7
Delayed internship 2 4.7