What is Shingles: Signs, Symptoms and Treatments
- Shingles is an infectious disease caused by Varicella-Zoster virus. The virus is commonly termed as Herpes Zoster virus.
- The disease typically occurs in people above 50 years of age who have had developed chicken pox during early childhood or adulthood.
- Since chicken pox is caused by Varicella-Zoster virus, the virus remains in a dormant state inside affected individual for years and can become reactivated in the late middle years to cause Shingles.