herpes zoster


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Recent Examples on the Web The good news is that there is a vaccine that can reduce your risk of getting any type of herpes zoster. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 12 June 2022 The virus that causes chicken pox stays dormant in the body until something triggers it, returning in form of herpes zoster (Ramsay Hunt), which can inflame different nerves in the abdomen, back and face. Glenn Garner, PEOPLE.com, 10 June 2022 Shingles, also called herpes zoster, is caused by the recurrence of the chickenpox virus after years or decades of the virus being dormant. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 16 Sep. 2021 The researchers detected six cases of shingles (also called herpes zoster) among those with AIIRD but did not find any cases among the controls. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, 21 Apr. 2021 Six women between the ages of 36 to 61 with stable rheumatic diseases developed herpes zoster (or HZ) infection. Miriam Fauzia, USA TODAY, 7 May 2021 Varicella-zoster virus, which causes herpes zoster and chickenpox in children, does not cause genital herpes or cold sores. Miriam Fauzia, USA TODAY, 7 May 2021 According to the article published this morning, scientists in Israel allegedly identified six cases of patients developing a skin rash known as herpes zoster, also known as shingles, after receiving the Pfizer vaccine. Sarah Midkiff, refinery29.com, 21 Apr. 2021 So the confusion seems to be coming from the name of this condition: shingles, aka herpes zoster. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, 21 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of herpes zoster

1807, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for herpes zoster

New Latin, literally, girdle herpes

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The first known use of herpes zoster was in 1807

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16 Jun 2022

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“Herpes zoster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/herpes%20zoster. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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