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What to know about reporting on shingles

Liz Seegert

You probably have heard of shingles, a condition caused by reactivation of the chicken pox virus in older age. But without experiencing it, it may be difficult to imagine just how painful it can be or how serious a threat the complications that accompany this disease may pose for the older population.

Learn more about the condition, the very serious complications that it may bring, how it affects people, how it can be prevented and how it's treated. This tip sheet includes a list of story ideas, resources and experts to contact.

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