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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.

2011-01-07 07:21:16

Two doses of the chickenpox vaccine provide excellent protection in children against the highly-contagious itchy disease, according to a new study.

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2011-01-05 09:36:17

Two doses of the varicella, or chickenpox, vaccine provide excellent protection in children against this highly contagious and, in some cases, severe disease.

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2011-01-03 15:00:00

The number of Americans sent to hospitals each year due to a chickenpox infection has dropped by over two-thirds since routine vaccinations began in 1995.

2010-10-04 22:50:25

Acute herpes zoster, or shingles, interferes with all health areas for people with the condition, including sleep, enjoyment of life and general activities.


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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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