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Use of shingles vaccines significantly reduced disease burden

Use of a live attenuated VZV (varicella-zoster vaccine) in a randomized trial reduced the burden of illness from shingles by 61.1% and the incidence of postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) by 66.5%.

Oxman M, Levin M, Johnson G, Schmader K, et al. A Vaccine to Prevent Herpes Zoster and Postherpetic Neuralgia in Older Adults. NEJM. 2005; 352(22): 2271-84. http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa051016

Reference

Title
A Vaccine to Prevent Herpes Zoster and Postherpetic Neuralgia in Older Adults
Publication
NEJM
Publication Date
2005
Authors
Oxman M, Levin M, Johnson G, Schmader K, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 352, Issue 22
Pages
2271-84
URL
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