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Prime Time Alive: Basics and Beyond the Basics on Shingles and Similar Viruses

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March 29, 2012, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Presented by Ricardo Arbulu, MD, McFarland Clinic Infectious Diseases.

Shingles is a painful skin rash caused by the varicella zoster virus. Shingles occurs when the virus that causes chickenpox starts up again in your body after lying dormant in the nerve roots. It is most common in older adults and people who have a weakened immune system. A vaccine is available for people age 50 and older.
 
Join McFarland Clinic’s Infectious Diseases specialist Ricardo Arbulu, MD to discuss treatment and what to expect after a shingles attack.
 
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