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2011-06-08 21:41:55

Taiwanese investigators have found that there can be a significantly higher risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) occurring in the year following a shingles, or herpes zoster, attack.

2011-05-12 10:42:34

Administering both the pneumococcal and the herpes zoster vaccines to patients during the same visit is beneficial and does not appear to compromise the protective effect of the zoster vaccine.

2011-05-11 18:00:00

PASADENA, Calif., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Administering both the pneumococcal and the herpes zoster vaccines to patients during the same visit is beneficial and does not appear to compromise the protective effect of the zoster vaccine, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the journal Vaccine. The study's findings challenge information in the zoster vaccine manufacturer's package insert.

2011-04-22 12:48:18

Researchers at the University of Georgia and Yale University have discovered a compound with the potential to be more effective than existing agents in treating the very painful blisters known as shingles—a condition that affects up to 30 percent of Americans, mostly elderly, and for which no specific treatment exists.

2011-03-24 14:57:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved the use of Zostavax, a live attenuated virus vaccine, for the prevention of shingles in individuals 50 to 59 years of age.

2011-02-24 15:37:21

Children experiencing an asthma attack who are treated with a short burst of oral steroids may have a transient depression of immune response according to a new study led by Université de Montréal.

2011-02-24 09:24:14

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are at a greater risk for contracting shingles compared with the general population.

2011-02-22 21:42:02

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are at greater risk of shingles compared with the general population.

2011-01-12 14:11:24

Receiving the herpes zoster vaccine was associated with a 55 percent reduced risk of developing shingles.

2011-01-12 07:43:36

There are more than 1 million episodes of shingles every year in the United States.


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2011-01-24 12:56:26

Herpes zoster (or zoster), is known as shingles or zona and is a viral disease characterized by painful skin rash with blisters in a limited area on one side of the body. Initial infection causes chickenpox. Once chickenpox is over the virus remains in the body and can cause shingles. It can become latent in the nerve cell bodies and sometimes in the dorsal root, cranial nerve, or autonomic ganglion. Years after initial infection, another breakout can cause a painful rash. The rash usually...

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