Shingles, also called herpes zoster, is a reactivation of the dormant chickenpox virus in the body. Often, this reactivation that leads to the disease occurs years or even decades after a chickenpox infection. The first symptoms of shingles are extreme sensitivity or pain in a
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends that all boys and girls receive the HPV vaccine before they become sexually active. Currently, there are two HPV vaccines approved
For children in the developed world (and their parents), rotavirus a childhood equivalent to norovirus (the stomach flu) is very unpleasant, but usually self-limiting.