Shingles: risks, diagnosis, treatment and prevention
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Shingles: risks, diagnosis, treatment and prevention

Lynne Pearce Health journalist

Find out about possible complications and vaccination advice for people over 70 with shingles

Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is an infection of a nerve and the skin around it. It is caused by the reactivation of the varicella zoster virus, which also causes chickenpox, says the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

Nursing Older People. 34, 3, 12-13. doi: 10.7748/nop.34.3.12.s5

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