Shingles Linked to Stroke Risk

A shingles outbreak elevates brain attack risk: Study.

A recent study suggests that people may face an increased risk of stroke shortly after infection with herpes zoster (shingles). In the study, published online Dec. 15, 2015, in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, researchers compared the risk of stroke and heart attack among 4,862 shingles patients, age 50 and older, versus a control group of 19,433 […]

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