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MayoClinic.com. Shingles. Available online at http://www.mayoclinic.org/shingles/ through http://www.mayoclinic.org. Accessed November 2013.

NIH Senior Health. About Shingles. Available online at http://nihseniorhealth.gov/shingles/aboutshingles/01.html through http://nihseniorhealth.gov. Accessed November 2013.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Shingles (Herpes Zoster). Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/shingles/ through http://www.cdc.gov. November 2013.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Shingles Information Page. Available online at http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/shingles/shingles.htm through http://www.ninds.nih.gov. Accessed November 2013.

American Academy of Dermatology. Shingles. Available online at http://www.aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/q---t/shingles through http://www.aad.org. Accessed November 2013.

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(Updated 2010 May 19) Shingles: Hope Through Research. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/shingles/detail_shingles.htm through http://www.ninds.nih.gov. Accessed July 2010.

Eastern, J. (Updated 2009 July 2). Herpes Zoster. eMedicine On-line information]. Available online at http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1132465-overview through http://emedicine.medscape.com. Accessed July 2010.

Moon, J. and Hospenthal, D. (Updated 2009 November 23). Herpes Zoster. eMedicine [On-line information]. Available online at http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/218683-overview through http://emedicine.medscape.com. Accessed July 2010.

Kaye, K. (Revised 2009 December). Herpes Zoster (Shingles; Acute Posterior Ganglionitis). Merck Manual for Healthcare Professionals [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.merck.com/mmpe/sec14/ch189/ch189e.html?qt=shingles&alt=sh through http://www.merck.com. Accessed July 2010.

Mayo Clinic Staff (2009 September 4). MayoClinic.com [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/shingles/DS00098 through http://www.mayoclinic.com. Accessed July 2010.

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FamilyDoctor.org Editorial Staff (Updated 2009 March). Shingles. FamilyDoctor.org [On-line information]. Available online at http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/common/infections/common/viral/574.html through http://familydoctor.org. Accessed July 2010.

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