Herpes Zoster News and Research

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Herpes Zoster, also called shingles, is a painful skin rash caused by the varicella-zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. After a person recovers from chickenpox, the virus remains inactive in the body. Usually the virus does not cause any further problems; however, the virus may re-emerge years later, causing shingles.
New shingles vaccine gets FDA panel votes

New shingles vaccine gets FDA panel votes

Studies reveal strategies for using shingles vaccine in arthritis patients

Studies reveal strategies for using shingles vaccine in arthritis patients

Research reveals underlying reason for intense pain in patients with shingles

Research reveals underlying reason for intense pain in patients with shingles

Shingles raises the risk for heart attack and stroke

Shingles raises the risk for heart attack and stroke

Researchers evaluate trends in emergency room use and treatment costs for shingles

Researchers evaluate trends in emergency room use and treatment costs for shingles

Important vaccines that should not be missed by adults, elders and pregnant women

Important vaccines that should not be missed by adults, elders and pregnant women

NYU Langone-led study to examine longer-term use of suppressive antiviral medication to reduce shingles

NYU Langone-led study to examine longer-term use of suppressive antiviral medication to reduce shingles

New collaborative initiative seeks to develop interventions for optimizing adult vaccination rates

New collaborative initiative seeks to develop interventions for optimizing adult vaccination rates

New collaborative initiative aims to improve adult immunization rates

New collaborative initiative aims to improve adult immunization rates

Researchers identify shingles as persistent risk factor for stroke

Researchers identify shingles as persistent risk factor for stroke

Electronic health records could help identify people who have undiagnosed type 2 diabetes

Electronic health records could help identify people who have undiagnosed type 2 diabetes

Asthma in childhood may increase risk of shingles

Asthma in childhood may increase risk of shingles

Novel strategies on the way for difficult-to-treat head and neck cancer

Novel strategies on the way for difficult-to-treat head and neck cancer

Shingles vaccine can help protect elderly patients with end-stage renal disease

Shingles vaccine can help protect elderly patients with end-stage renal disease

Dompé’s investigational biotech molecule receives orphan drug designation for treatment of neurotrophic keratitis

Dompé’s investigational biotech molecule receives orphan drug designation for treatment of neurotrophic keratitis

Nucala (mepolizumab) approved for treatment of asthma patients

Nucala (mepolizumab) approved for treatment of asthma patients

ACP awarded $1,002,884 Cooperative Agreement to increase adult immunization rates in US

ACP awarded $1,002,884 Cooperative Agreement to increase adult immunization rates in US

First patient enrolled in Contravir‘s FV-100 Phase 3 study to prevent shingles, shingles-associated pain

First patient enrolled in Contravir‘s FV-100 Phase 3 study to prevent shingles, shingles-associated pain

Spinifex Pharmaceuticals enters into agreement to be acquired by Novartis

Spinifex Pharmaceuticals enters into agreement to be acquired by Novartis

Baruch S. Blumberg Institute engaged to conduct study using ContraVir's new HBV therapeutic candidate

Baruch S. Blumberg Institute engaged to conduct study using ContraVir's new HBV therapeutic candidate