What Is Shingle Disease?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) do not specifically mention “shingle disease.” Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a viral infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. After a person has had chickenpox, the virus can remain dormant (inactive) in the body and later reactivate as shingles. Shingles typically causes a painful rash with blisters that can occur anywhere on the body, but most often appears as a band or strip of blisters on one side of the torso. Read more