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    Understanding the Causes of Shingles

    The Varicella-Zoster Virus and Its Role in Shingles Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a painful and sometimes debilitating condition that is caused by the reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus (VZV). This is the same virus that causes chickenpox, and after a person recovers from chickenpox, the virus can remain dormant in their nervous system for years. When the…

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