Shingles: A Serious Risk in the Elderly

Shingles is a viral infection that is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, better known as the chickenpox virus. It occurs when someone who has either had chickenpox or the chickenpox vaccine becomes reinfected with the virus. Shingles first presents as pain, followed by a red rash after a few days. However, shingles is no mere…

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