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Una nueva vacuna , Zostavax, ha sido aprobada por la FDA para su uso en la prevención de herpes zóster en aquellas personas de 60 años de edad y más. En estudios clínicos, ésta redujo el riesgo de desarrollar herpes zóster aproximadamente en un 50%. Personas con un historial de anafilaxis (un tipo de reacción alérgica muy mala) a la neomicina no deberían recibir esta vacuna. Además, evitar el estrés y fatiga excesivos en teoría podría ayudar a prevenir un brote.


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Shingles (herpes zoster). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: Updated January 10, 2011. Accessed September 7, 2012.

Last reviewed May 2015 by Michael Woods, MD

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