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Shedding Light on Shingles: The Power of Prevention

1.50 CME
1.50 AANP | 0.36 Pharmacology

Shingles, or herpes zoster (HZ), is a common secondary infection. More than 95% of immunocompetent individuals aged > 50 years are seropositive for the varicella zoster virus and are at risk of developing shingles. This Virtual Expert Roundtable will address the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and complications of shingles, in addition to the strategies to prevent it.


Act Now: Simple Steps to Shingles Prevention

0.50 CME
0.40 AANP | 0.27 Pharmacology

Because cell-mediated immunity declines with age, individuals aged 50 years and older are at increased risk for the reactivation of the latent varicella zoster virus that causes shingles. Learn about vaccination recommendations to prevent shingles and complications of herpes zoster, especially postherpetic neuralgia. Answer questions about shingles prevention and win at Jeopardy!