Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Shingles vaccine important for older adults

Shingles, also referred to as herpes zoster, is a painful rash that develops as the result of reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus (VZV). VZV is responsible for varicella infection, more commonly known as chicken pox.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Second University of Colorado vaccine approved by FDA for shingles

The Centers for Disease Control's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended new treatment practices Wednesday for shingles based on a vaccine initially developed at the University of Colorado Health Sciences ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why shingles affects mostly people who are middle age and older

Shingles is a painful viral infection that affects almost 1 million people worldwide and 30 percent of Americans every year. Known as herpes zoster, it's caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox, the varicella-zoster ...

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