A recent study in the Journal of Infectious Diseases reports that people who have had shingles are not very likely to have a recurrence of the disease. Shingles comes from the dormant chickenpox virus and causes a painful rash. The study shows that once someone has had shingles, the immune system is better able to respond. Traditionally, the shingles vaccine was given after a bout with the disease, but this new study suggests this practice may not be necessary. Bruce Hirsch, MD says doctors should first look at why someone has shingles, as it may be a sign of a compromised immune system.

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