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Herpes Zoster

About Herpes Zoster

Herpes zoster, otherwise know as shingles, is the aftermath of smallpox.

Shape: has a spherical shape.

map location: World-wide

Both shingles and smallpox are both caused by the same virus. After someone has chickenpox the virus stays near nerve clusters and later reappears as shingles if the host starts getting a weaker immune system.

Age groups: Most people who have this are over 60 years old, but really anyone can get it.

Treatment: You can't cure it, but you can ease the pain and slow the symptoms with anti viral medication.