Month: April 2018

A New Vaccine for Prevention of Shingles Is a Major Advance.

Dermatomal herpes zoster (shingles) has a lifetime risk of over 30% and carries a high risk of post-herpetic neuralgia which can be excruciating and even permanent. Rarely, the virus can disseminate (spread) and may even result in stroke. Further, recent studies have shown that the virus may be the trigger for giant cell arteritis, a… Read more »