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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.
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

MU School of Medicine researchers find link between varicella zoster virus vaccine and corneal inflammation

MU School of Medicine researchers find link between varicella zoster virus vaccine and corneal inflammation

Asthma in childhood may increase risk of shingles

Asthma in childhood may increase risk of shingles

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

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

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

NanoViricides speeds up HerpeCide drug development program

NanoViricides speeds up HerpeCide drug development program

Study: Chickenpox vaccination increases incidence of shingles in younger adults

Study: Chickenpox vaccination increases incidence of shingles in younger adults

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

New white paper provides overview of factors that drive vaccination underutilization in older adults

New white paper provides overview of factors that drive vaccination underutilization in older adults

UC Davis scientists identify significant driver of neuropathic pain

UC Davis scientists identify significant driver of neuropathic 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

New approach to vaccine development is 97 per cent efficacious and  could eliminate shingles

New approach to vaccine development is 97 per cent efficacious and could eliminate shingles

New compound offers longer lasting painkilling effects

New compound offers longer lasting painkilling effects

Chickenpox virus can cause strokes in patients with compromised immune systems

Chickenpox virus can cause strokes in patients with compromised immune systems

New approach to vaccine development is 97 per cent efficacious and could eliminate shingles

New approach to vaccine development is 97 per cent efficacious and could eliminate shingles

Good news for patients suffering from shingles

Good news for patients suffering from shingles

Virus that causes chicken pox and shingles linked to giant cell arteritis

Virus that causes chicken pox and shingles linked to giant cell arteritis

New study links chicken pox and shingles virus to giant cell arteritis in elderly

New study links chicken pox and shingles virus to giant cell arteritis in elderly