December 14, 2014
Did you know that about half of all shingles cases occur in men and women 60 years old or older?
Welcome to TargetShingles.com. In these pages, you’ll discover a wealth of science backed information.
On this site, we’ll be covering the findings of various scientific and medical studies on the Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV). As we do, we’ll translate the academic language that’s normally used, into everyday language that you’ll be able to understand.
Why are we doing this?
Well, because almost 1 out of every 3 people in the United States will develop shingles, also known as zoster or herpes zoster, in their lifetime and because there are an estimated 1 million cases of shingles each year in this country, we believe that it is important for the average person in America and elsewhere to understand just how dangerous the Varicella Zoster Virus is.
We explain how the virus can actually cause disease, even when in a latent (some would say “sleeping”) state.
To the side, you’ll see our postings categorized and archived for your convenience. We invite you to browse around, read some of the articles, and then to contact us with thoughts or questions.
Yours in health,
-The TargetShingles.com team.