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Reducing the pain of shingles

Vaccine can prevent, reduce incidence of infection

February 7, 2011
By KATINA TENGESDAL, Staff Writer, ktengesdal@minotdailynews.com

For some people, a childhood chicken pox infection can lead to a shingles infection later in life. The virus Herpes Zoster causes chicken pox, and lies dormant in a person's nerve roots after the body clears the initial infection. When the virus reactivates years or decades later in a single nerve root, the resulting infection is known as shingles.

 
 
 

 

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