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Shingles (herpes zoster) is an outbreak of rash or blisters on the skin that is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox — the varicella-zoster virus. The first sign of shingles is often burning or tingling pain, or sometimes numbness or itch, in one particular location on only one side of the body.
Clinical trial launched to investigate safety and efficacy of antiviral drug for COVID-19

Clinical trial launched to investigate safety and efficacy of antiviral drug for COVID-19

Shingles vaccine appears to reduce stroke risk

Shingles vaccine appears to reduce stroke risk

Beyond burnout: Docs decry ‘moral injury’ from financial pressures of health care

Beyond burnout: Docs decry ‘moral injury’ from financial pressures of health care

Many older people in Australia are missing out on shingles vaccination

Many older people in Australia are missing out on shingles vaccination

UTHSC College of Pharmacy, Kroger Health partner to improve shingles vaccination completion rates

UTHSC College of Pharmacy, Kroger Health partner to improve shingles vaccination completion rates

Agape Clinic dermatologist felicitated for providing free, multidisciplinary care to Dallas patients

Agape Clinic dermatologist felicitated for providing free, multidisciplinary care to Dallas patients

Study reveals safety, efficacy of live zoster vaccine for people taking TNF inhibitors

Study reveals safety, efficacy of live zoster vaccine for people taking TNF inhibitors

OHSU receives $2.1 million to develop new vaccine additives for tropical viruses

OHSU receives $2.1 million to develop new vaccine additives for tropical viruses

Vaccinating older adults against shingles is likely cost-effective in Canada

Vaccinating older adults against shingles is likely cost-effective in Canada

Protein plays important roles in intracellular membrane trafficking in the brain

Protein plays important roles in intracellular membrane trafficking in the brain

California bill would fight deals that delay generic drugs

California bill would fight deals that delay generic drugs

New shingles vaccine reduces outbreaks of painful rash among stem cell transplant patients

New shingles vaccine reduces outbreaks of painful rash among stem cell transplant patients

Oral steroid use in patients with inflammatory diseases increases risk of infection

Oral steroid use in patients with inflammatory diseases increases risk of infection

Virus employs powerful strategy to inhibit natural killer cell function

Virus employs powerful strategy to inhibit natural killer cell function

Chickenpox vaccine lessens likelihood of pediatric shingles

Chickenpox vaccine lessens likelihood of pediatric shingles

Study reveals a better way to help increase support for vaccinations

Study reveals a better way to help increase support for vaccinations

Study discovers origin of neurofibromas that develop throughout the skin of NF1 patients

Study discovers origin of neurofibromas that develop throughout the skin of NF1 patients

Study shows high incidence of herpes zoster ophthalmicus among older adults

Study shows high incidence of herpes zoster ophthalmicus among older adults

UA College partners with Space Tango to develop an easy way to test astronauts' health in space

UA College partners with Space Tango to develop an easy way to test astronauts' health in space

Space worries - shingles affecting astronauts says NASA

Space worries - shingles affecting astronauts says NASA