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1 in 2 people who live to 85 will get shingles

Around 1 in 2 people who live to be 85 will get shingles.

Schmader K. Herpes Zoster in Older Adults. Clin Infect Dis. 2001; 32(10): 1481-6. http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/32/10/1481.full

Reference

Title
Herpes Zoster in Older Adults
Publication
Clin Infect Dis
Publication Date
2001
Authors
Schmader K
Volume & Issue
Volume 32, Issue 10
Pages
1481-6
URL
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  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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