Recognizing and Preventing Shingles


If you’ve had chickenpox, you could be among the 130,000 Canadians who contract shingles, also known as herpes zoster, every year. The virus that causes chickenpox stays in your body and can reactivate at any time during your life. The risk of the virus reactivating increases with factors including age, especially being older than 60, and in the presence of diseases that weaken the immune system such as HIV and cancer. About 15% of people who had chickenpox develop shingles.

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