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Chickenpox and EBV(which causes mononucleosis aka glandular fever) are both members of the dna herpesviruses and initial infection leads to lifelong persistence. In the case of post EBV infection an ongoing active viral replication may be the cause of prolonged symptoms but it has not been proven, to date. In the case of other viruses that are normally cleared the possibility of a persistent infection is even more speculative. PS I made a rant about EBV and it's possible role in a multitude of chronic illnesses but nobody replied!