As we get older, our risk of developing diseases such as shingles increases. It is estimated over 120,000 new cases of shingles are reported annually in Australia and the substantial burden of shingles in Australia is continuing to increase over time, most prominently in the older population.
Shingles is caused by the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox.
After a case of chickenpox, the varicella zoster virus lays dormant in the nerves and can reactivate at...
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