It seems like so many people I know have been getting the shingles lately.
I was talking w/ a friend, who happens to be a nurse, and she says that she has been seeing shingles on the rise. But WHY?
She says that as adults (who have already had the chicken pox) are exposed to kids w/ the chicken pox (an airborne disease so you can be exposed just by going to walmart) that you are basically getting a "booster" to your natural immunity, therefore suppressing shingles.
But now that kids are being vaccinated against chicken pox and rarely getting it, adults are missing their "boosters" and then at a higher risk of getting shingles.
Have you ever heard that?