Causes and Risk Factors

Try this 4 - question quiz to see how much you know about Shingles: Causes and Risk Factors.

1. What kind of germ, or microbe, causes shingles?

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Shingles is caused by a virus. People often use the word germ to describe the many bacteria, viruses, and fungal microbes that surround us. They are a normal part of our environment, but some can make you sick. Viruses, for instance, can cause diseases such as colds, flu, hepatitis, and shingles.