Shingles linked to stroke

Shingles has been identified by infectious disease researchers as a persistent risk factor for stroke.

Their study shows that herpes zoster infection not only raises the risk of ischaemic and haemorrhagic stroke but also that of a transient ischaemic attack (TIA).

The 11-year study of almost 800,000 Korean adults also shows those diagnosed with shingles have a two-fold risk of TIA or full-blown stroke, and the