New shingley virus, or FSLV, is a new strain of shingle virus that is spreading across the country.
This is the third year the virus has caused widespread disruption to the economy and forced hundreds of thousands of people to leave their homes.
The latest wave of shingle outbreaks have prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to recommend the use of new protective gear for people in close proximity to the affected areas.
“It’s important to remember that the risk for contracting this new strain is extremely low, but you are at greater risk if you are in close quarters,” said Dr. Michael Siegel, a clinical assistant professor at the University of Illinois School of Public Health.
According to the CDC, FSLVs are transmitted through direct contact with contaminated soil or water.
They can be transmitted through contaminated clothing, bedding, utensils, or surfaces.
They can also be spread through the use and care of bedding and clothing.
People with shingled injuries should be careful when sharing personal items, such as their shoes, sheets, and blankets, according to the Centers.
This is a good time to test for shingleriosis.
For more information on shingle virus and to learn how to protect yourself and others from this virus, visit the CDC website.