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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 shinglesâ€”a condition that affects up to 30 percent of Americans, mostly elderly, and for which no specific treatment exists.
Strains of genital herpes in Africa are far more virulent than those in the United States, researchers at Harvard Medical School report, a striking insight into a common disease with important implications for preventing HIV transmission in a region staggered by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
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.
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are at a greater risk for contracting shingles compared with the general population.
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are at greater risk of shingles compared with the general population.
For decades, medical wisdom about shingles has been that it's a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Receiving the herpes zoster vaccine was associated with a 55 percent reduced risk of developing shingles.
Vaccination for herpes zoster, a painful rash commonly known as shingles, among a large group of older adults was associated with a reduced risk of this condition, regardless of age, race or the presence of chronic diseases.
There are more than 1 million episodes of shingles every year in the United States.
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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