Herpes Zosterb (or simply Zoster), commonly known as Shingles, is a viral disease characterized by a painful skin rash with
blisters in a limited area on one side of the body (left or right), often in a stripe. The initial infection with Varicella Zoster
virus (VZV) causes the acute, short-lived illness Chickenpox which generally occurs in children and young adults. This
infection can lie dormant for many years until it resurfaces in adults.