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The Clinical Takeaway: Shingles – Why it is a serious problem and why the new vaccine is a good development

The Clinical Takeaway: Shingles – Why it is a serious problem and why the new vaccine is a good development

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The Clinical Takeaway: Shingles – Why it is a serious problem and why the new vaccine is a good development
 

In this episode:

 

– Post shingles, QOL is significantly and permanently reduced
– Biological agents, CMV and an ageing population all contribute to increased shingles risk
– There is a new herpes zoster vaccine available in Australia

 

Host: Dr David Lim, GP

 

Guest: Prof Paul Van Buynder, Public Health Physician and Infectious Diseases Epidemiologist; Professor, School of Medicine, Griffith University, Queensland

 

Total time: 37 mins

 

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