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~1 million Americans get shingles each year

Around 1 million Americans get herpes zoster (shingles) each year.

Harpaz R, Ortega-Sanchez I, Seward J. Prevention of Herpes Zoster: Recommendations of the advisory committee on immunization practices (ACIP). MMWR Recomm Report. 2008; 57(RR-5): 1-30. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr57e0515a1.htm

Reference

Title
Prevention of Herpes Zoster: Recommendations of the advisory committee on immunization practices (ACIP)
Publication
MMWR Recomm Report
Publication Date
2008
Authors
Harpaz R, Ortega-Sanchez I, Seward J
Volume & Issue
Volume 57, Issue RR-5
Pages
1-30
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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