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Battling Shingles

August 17, 2015

Ever had chickenpox? Or a chicken pox or shingles vaccination? There’s a chance you could get shingles, a painful type of recurrence of the chickenpox virus (herpes zoster). First, how does it work? Herpes Zoster is in the same family as the herpes simplex virus (ie. cold sores and genital herpes)—it hangs out dormant for […]

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Scientists at Vical have come up with a vaccine against the Herpes viruses, HSV-1 and HSV-2, that has successfully completed animal testing and is set to begin human trials as early as 2013. Cold sores and genital warts are the main Herpes symptoms, but pain, itching, and redness may also accompany an outbreak (before, during, […]

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