Decline Of Chickenpox A Problem For Millennials?

The year I turned 30 years old, something very bizarre happened: I broke out in shingles. That's a disease we normally associate with old people. What was going on? Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. Chickenpox is a type of herpesvirus. And just like herpes, chickenpox is forever. After the itchy bumps disappear, the virus lives inside nerve cells for the rest of your life. Every once in a while, the virus is reactivated, triggering the painful rash we call shingles.

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