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Does herpes zoster or shingles recur?


Given that herpesvirus varicellazoster, the causal microbe of chickenpox, had reawakened and caused herpes zoster in an individual. The individual now got well from this first attack of shingles. Will shingles recur in the same individual?

 

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    conradofontanilla 4 years ago

    L.L. Woodard, granted that shingles can recur. However, the varicella vaccine is also a source of herpesvirus varicellazoster so vaccination can't prevent shingles. I discuss this topic in my Hub: shingles threatens to become an epidemic.

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    conradofontanilla 4 years ago

    sleepylog, an authentic anecdote or a research result would elicit a sigh of relief from the uncertainty of possibility. The insight is welcome. Hepa B or C may result in cirrhosis or cancer. How about shingles after first attack?


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    conradofontanilla 4 years ago

    Rubella or German measle is caused by togavirus,transmitted to a child by the mother who had not contracted rubella earlier, or not vaccinated. A mother who gets infected with rubella during first 3 months of pregnancy risks giving birth to a child

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    conradofontanilla 4 years ago

    duffsmom, this info is enlightening. Attenuated varicella vaccine is also reservoir for shingles. Killed varicella vaccine should be tried like the Salk killed poliovirus vaccine; also chelation therapy must be tried to eliminate herpes zoster virus.