Reader telephone extra: is there protection against shingles?

Experts from the German Society for Pain Medicine answer questions about herpes zoster disease.

Schwerin | Shingles is accompanied by a vesicular, itchy rash and can cause severe nerve pain. If the pain persists even after the rash has subsided, post-zoster neuralgia has developed, which requires targeted therapy. The cause of shingles are herpes zoster viruses, which usually occur in childhood …

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