The Center for Disease Control is recommending that people over 60 get vaccinated for shingles. SHINGLES! According to this article, 1 million cases occur each year in the U.S. Plus, the condition can last for months.
Shingles is a viral disease most common among older adults. A group of expert advisors to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending everyone age 60 and older -- get a new vaccine against shingles.
I've never had the chicken pox. My sister did, though, so i was clearly exposed to the virus. I really really really don't want painful blisters in my eyes or anywhere on me come to think of it.
I've never known anyone who had shingles and i do have quite a few family members who made it past 60, so i guess 1 million cases per year isn't such a huge number. Still, who wants to take a chance? Blistery eye lesions. *shudder*
By min | October 26, 2006, 1:53 PM | Science
"I've never known anyone who had shingles"
Liar! I had shingles about 6 months before my wedding! I had a weird ring of, what I thought were, bug bites on my back. I went to the dr and he told it was a mild case of shingles. They did hurt (he gave me vicodin!), but luckily they never spread further than that. No eye blisters!
god, what is wrong with you? is there any disease you have not contracted?
it must be all this delicious meat I eat.
Hey, I'm shingle, and you know me. Where be all the cute girlsh at?