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Zoster vaccine live (Zostavax) is an attenuated vaccine given to individuals age 60 or older for the prevention of shingles (herpes zoster). Side effects, warnings and precautions, pregnancy information, and complications, should be reviewed prior to taking any medication.

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    • Shingles Shingles, or herpes zoster, is a painful rash caused by the varicella zoster virus. Other shingles symptoms include headache,...learn more »
    • Herpes Viral Infections of the Eye Herpes of the eye occurs due to herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1). Symptoms of herpes of the eye include pain in and around the eye,...learn more »
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      Herpes Viral Infections of the Eye Article
      • What are herpes viruses?
      • Which types of herpes viruses can affect the eyes?
      • What parts of the eyes are susceptible to herpes viruses?
      • Who is at risk for herpes infections of the eyes?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of herpes eye infections?
      • How are herpes eye infections diagnosed?
      • How are herpes eye infections treated?
      • What are the possible risks and complications of untreated herpes eye infections?
      • What is the prognosis of herpes eye infections?
      • Can herpes eye infections be prevented?
    • Is Shingles Contagious? Shingles is an infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus. Shingles symptoms and signs include skin burning, numbness, and...learn more »
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      Is Shingles Contagious? Article
      • What is shingles?
      • Is shingles contagious?
      • When is shingles contagious?
      • How long is shingles contagious?
      • Can shingles be spread by touch or by saliva?
      • When should people seek medical care for shingles?
    • Chickenpox (Varicella) Chickenpox (chicken pox) is a contagious childhood disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus. Symptoms have an incubation...learn more »
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      Chickenpox (Varicella) Article
      • Chickenpox facts
      • What is chickenpox? What causes chickenpox?
      • How does chickenpox spread?
      • What are chickenpox symptoms and signs?
      • What are treatment options for chickenpox?
      • What are the possible complications of chickenpox?
      • Can chickenpox be prevented with a vaccine?
    • Postherpetic Neuralgia Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a painful complication of shingles. Symptoms include severe pain, itchy skin, and possible...learn more »
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      Postherpetic Neuralgia Article
      • Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) facts
      • What is postherpetic neuralgia (PHN)?
      • What causes postherpetic neuralgia?
      • What are the risk factors for postherpetic neuralgia?
      • What are postherpetic neuralgia symptoms and signs?
      • How is postherpetic neuralgia diagnosed?
      • How is postherpetic neuralgia treated?
      • How long does postherpetic neuralgia last?
      • What are the complications of postherpetic neuralgia?
      • What is the prognosis for postherpetic neuralgia?
      • Can postherpetic neuralgia be prevented?

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Terms related to Zoster Vaccine Live (Shingles Vaccine):

  • Herpes Zoster Vaccine
  • Shingles Vaccine
  • Vaccine, Shingles
  • Zostavax