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Resource Guide for Shingles

National institute of allergy and infectious disease (niaid)

Address:

NIAID Office of Communications and Public Liaison

6610 Rockledge Drive

MSC 6612

Bethesda, MD 20892-6612

Phone:

1-301-496-5717

Internet address:

http://www.niaid.nih.gov

Description of services provided:

Look here for information about a variety of allergies, infections, and skin conditions, including shingles. This site provides a lot of information on research studies, including information for people interested in participating in the Shingles Prevention Study.

Vzv (varicella-zoster virus) research foundation

Address:

24 E. 64th Street

New York, NY 10021

Phone:

1-212-371-7280

Description of services provided:

This website has several fact sheets about chicken pox, shingles, and postherpetic neuralgia, as well as a section answering frequently asked questions about these conditions. You can also look up information on current research studies, find out about upcoming conferences and symposia concerning research on varicella-zoster virus, and read a newsletter detailing recent research findings about varicella-zoster and the conditions it causes.



Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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