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Experimental new vaccine may help in the fight against shingles

Posted May 04, 2015, 2:45 pm Gregory Curfman, M.D., Editor in Chief, Harvard Health Publications If you had chickenpox as a child, the virus that caused it can re-emerge later in life out of the blue to cause shingles. This condition, also known as herpes zoster, consists of a rash on one side of the body, often accompanied by excruciating pain. The rash typically goes away in about a month, but in…

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