Shingles Home Herpes Zoster CDC

Jun 26, 2019 · Shingles is caused by varicella zoster virus (VZV), the same virus that causes chickenpox. After a person recovers from chickenpox, the virus stays dormant (inactive) in the body. This virus can reactivate years later, causing shingles.…

Shingles - Genetics Home Reference - NIH

Oct 01, 2019 · Shingles (also known as herpes zoster) results from infection by the varicella zoster virus. This common virus causes chickenpox (also known as varicella), which is characterized by itchy spots on the skin that cover the whole body and usually occurs in childhood or adolescence.…

Shingles: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

Shingles occurs after the virus becomes active again in these nerves after many years. Many people had such a mild case of chickenpox that they do not realize they have had the infection. The reason the virus suddenly becomes active again is not clear. Often only one attack occurs.…

Shingles Surveillance, Trends, Deaths Herpes Zoster CDC

Aug 14, 2019 · About 30% of people hospitalized for shingles have a weakened or suppressed immune system. Shingles causes fewer than 100 deaths annually. Almost all shingles deaths are in elderly or people with compromised immune system. Trends. Shingles rates have been increasing in the United States over a long period of time and the reasons for it are unclear.…