Category: Herpes

Feb 07 2012

Chickenpox

Overview
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention more than 95% of Americans gets chickenpox by adulthood. It is highly contagious with approximately 4 million cases occuring in the United States each year. The virus spreads from person to person by direct contact, or through the air. Most cases of chickenpox occur in the late winter and spring.
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Feb 07 2012

Shingles

What is it?
An infection that causes painful blisters on the skin over the sites of nerves. Shingles is more common in older adults but it can be found in children and younger adults. Shingles occurs in individuals who have previously had chicken pox. The chicken pox virus can lie dormant for many years in the patient’s nerves. When reactivated, the virus causes shingles.
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Feb 07 2012

Genital Herpes and Cold Sores

Genital Herpes: PR Newswire recently reported that “the incidence of genital herpes has dramatically increased by more than 30% since 1980 and people who contract it are more at risk of contracting HIV, so it’s important to gain as much control over it as possible.
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