shingles virus (herpes zoster)

by jennifer tarver

scinentific name

herpes zoster

how the shingles virus spreads

you can get the shingles virus if u have never had chicken pox or been tested for it.

symptoms & symptoms thats can follow

  • headache
  • fever
  • malaise
  • burning pain
  • itching
  • hyperesthesia
  • paresthesia


the origin is unknown, but it was discovered in the 18th century.

likely victims- age/ethnicity

the most likely victims to get the shingles virus range from 50 years old and older.

treatment / prevention

to prevent from getting the shingles virus, you will need to get the vaccine for VZV, marketed as Zostavax.