Herpes Zoster: Skin test with varicella-zoster virus antigen to predict risk of herpes zoster in population to advance herpes zoster vaccine development

While the vaccine for Herpes Zoster is a safe and effective preventive measure for reducing the overall burden and severity of HZ, the skin test with varicella-zoster virus antigen has been discovered as being an excellent surrogate for predicting the risk of Herpes Zoster. At the upcoming World Vaccine Congress Asia 2013, Mr. Yoshinobu Okuno will be speaking on the …