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~One-third of shingles death preventable with vaccine

Approximately one-third of shingles deaths may be preventable through vaccination.

Mahamud, Abdirahman, Mona Marin, Steven P. Nickell, Trevor Shoemaker, John X. Zhang, et al. Herpes Zoster-Related Deaths in the United States: Validity of death certificates and mortality rates, 1979-2007. Clin Infect Dis. 2012; 55(7): 960-66. http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/55/7/960.full

Reference

Title
Herpes Zoster-Related Deaths in the United States: Validity of death certificates and mortality rates, 1979-2007
Publication
Clin Infect Dis
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Mahamud, Abdirahman, Mona Marin, Steven P. Nickell, Trevor Shoemaker, John X. Zhang, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 55, Issue 7
Pages
960-66
URL
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