Don’t let shingles be your story.

Mr. Lee

The shots of pain would come every couple of minutes. And then you would just pray that it goes off quickly. It was like somebody was turning a screw into my skin.

Mr. Lee, 56 y.o.

Patient diagnosed with shingles

Ms. Chia

My mom had it about 10 years ago. She says the shingles pain remains even after all these years.

Ms. Chia, 49 y.o.

Carer of a patient diagnosed with shingles

Mr. Sulaiman

The pain was so intense, even when moving my mouth to chew something. I sincerely wish that nobody has to go through this kind of pain.

Mr. Sulaiman

Retelling of the shingles story of Mr. KT Ng, 83 y.o.

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Does the chickenpox virus cause shingles?

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Shingles is caused by the varicella zoster virus, which is the same virus that causes chickenpox. Over 90% of people in Singapore have been exposed and carry the chickenpox virus by the time they reach 50 years old.1 The virus is already inside individuals2,3 and in 1 out of 3 people, the dormant virus reactivates, causing shingles.2*

*Based on US population data

The correct answer is Yes

Shingles is caused by the varicella zoster virus, which is the same virus that causes chickenpox. Over 90% of people in Singapore have been exposed and carry the chickenpox virus by the time they reach 50 years old.1 The virus is already inside individuals2,3 and in 1 out of 3 people, the dormant virus reactivates, causing shingles.2*

*Based on US population data