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~1 million Americans get shingles each year

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

Harpaz, Rafael, Ismael R. Ortega-Sanchez, and Jane F. Seward. Prevention of Herpes Zoster: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). MMWR Recomm Report. 2008; 57(RR-5): 1-30

Reference

Title
Prevention of Herpes Zoster: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
Publication
MMWR Recomm Report
Publication Date
2008
Authors
Harpaz, Rafael, Ismael R. Ortega-Sanchez, and Jane F. Seward
Volume & Issue
Volume 57, Issue RR-5
Pages
1-30

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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