Resource Guide for Shingles

RESOURCES

Address: NIAID Communications and Government Relations 5601 Fishers Lane MSC 9806 Bethesda, MD 20892-9806

Phone: 301-496-5717

Internet Address: http://www.niaid.nih.gov

Description of Services Provided: Look here for information about a variety of allergies, infections, and skin conditions, including shingles. This site provides a lot of information on research studies, including information for people interested in participating in the Shingles Prevention Study.

RESOURCES

Address: 603 West 115 Street Suite 371 New York, NY 10025

Phone: 212-222-3390

Internet Address: http://www.vzvfoundation.org

Description of Services Provided: This website has several fact sheets about chicken pox, shingles, and postherpetic neuralgia, as well as a section answering frequently asked questions about these conditions. You can also look up information on current research studies, find out about upcoming conferences and symposia concerning research on varicella-zoster virus, and read a newsletter detailing recent research findings about varicella-zoster and the conditions it causes.

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