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Human Studies

2020 Aug 23

Clin Infect Dis

Herpes Zoster and Post-Herpetic Neuralgia: Changing Incidence Rates from 1994 to 2018 in the United States.


Thompson RR, Kong CL, Porco TC, Kim E, Ebert CD, Acharya NR
Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Aug 23.
PMID: 32829399.


The incidence of herpes zoster (HZ) has been increasing in recent decades. Although two vaccines for HZ are available, there have been few studies on the incidence rates of HZ and post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) since their introduction. This study examined the incidence rates of HZ and PHN from 1994-2018 in the United States to determine if they have continued to increase since introduction of the herpes zoster vaccines.