Latest Varicella zoster virus Stories
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.
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.
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.
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.
ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX) announced today that it has been awarded approximately $978,000 in grants under the Internal Revenue Service's Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project ("QTDP").
Acute herpes zoster, or shingles, interferes with all health areas for people with the condition, including sleep, enjoyment of life and general activities.
BALTIMORE, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Pain Foundation (APF) announced today at the American Pain Society (APS) Annual Meeting the results of a national survey that showed postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), also known as after-shingles pain, continues to be a condition with low awareness amongst Americans, demonstrating a need for health care provider (HCP) intervention.
LaTroy Hawkins and the National Council on Aging Raise Awareness of Shingles and After-shingles Pain WASHINGTON, May 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council on Aging (NCOA) today announced the launch of the 2010 Patchwork of Hope Network, an educational campaign to raise awareness of shingles and postherpetic neuralgia (PHN).
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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