The Bridge: Shingles

The disease known as shingles (also called herpes zoster) occurs when the varicella-zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox, is reactivated in the body. Shingles presents as a rash forming on the skin where the nerves from the spinal cord connect with the skin.

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March 16, 2015 | Posted by CareOne | Filed in The Bridge