Shingles Summary

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Prior to reading the article I had an idea of what shingles was, and heard some information regarding the epidemic of shingles, but never knew exactly what it was. While reading the article I discovered that shingles is a viral infection caused by the reactivation of the varicella zoster virus, which is actually the same virus that produces chickenpox that produces a painful skin rash within the host. Since shingles is a part of the herpes family it usually appears as a strip of blisters anywhere on the body. Another interesting fact that I came across within the article, was that a host with shingles is able to provide direct transmission of the chickenpox’s with the help of an open rash or sore. Naturally you would expect the person to automatically
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