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2010-05-06 07:00:00

BALTIMORE, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Pain Foundation (APF) announced today at the American Pain Society (APS) Annual Meeting the results of a national survey that showed postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), also known as after-shingles pain, continues to be a condition with low awareness amongst Americans, demonstrating a need for health care provider (HCP) intervention. Shingles is caused by a reawakening of the chickenpox virus and anyone who has ever had chickenpox is at risk for...

2010-03-11 13:04:00

SHENZHEN, China, March 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Hard to Treat Diseases (HTDS; http://www.htdsmedical.com/) and its subsidiary Mellow Hope announce that the company received Registration Certificate for its MEVAC-Vari vaccine in Guatemala. This is the first Final Approval for HTDS' Varicella vaccine in South America. In general, doctors regard Varicella, commonly known as chickenpox, as a mild viral illness. However, approx. 1 in 50 cases chickenpox associates with complications such as...

2010-03-04 08:20:39

ST. PAUL, Minn. "“ Having a shingles infection that affects the eyes may increase the risk of stroke, according to new research published in the March 3, 2010, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. For the study, researchers identified 658 people diagnosed with ocular shingles and 1974 without the infection. None of these people had a history of stroke at the beginning of the study. Ocular shingles is an infection of the...

2010-01-20 15:30:00

BEIJING, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: SVA) ("Sinovac" or the "Company"), a leading China-based vaccine manufacturer, today announced the following recent developments. Dalian Joint Venture In November 2009, Sinovac, through its wholly owned subsidiary Sinovac Biotech (Hong Kong) Ltd., or Sinovac Hong Kong, entered into an agreement with Dalian Jin Gang Group to establish Sinovac (Dalian) Vaccine Technology Co., Ltd., or Sinovac Dalian. In January...

2010-01-04 16:16:26

Children whose parents refuse the varicella (chickenpox) vaccine appear more likely to develop the disease, according to a report in the January issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Routine childhood immunizations have reduced illness and death related to a wide variety of vaccine-preventable diseases, according to background information in the article. Recent trends, however, suggest that public trust in the national immunization...

2009-12-04 15:26:40

Chicken pox vaccine may also reduce risk of shingles among children; study used electronic health records to follow 172,000 children Herpes zoster, also known as shingles, is very rare among children who have been vaccinated against chicken pox, according to a Kaiser Permanente study in the December issue of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Journal. The study, the largest of its kind, used electronic health records to identify more than 170,000 children vaccinated with the varicella (chicken...

2009-12-03 23:01:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Herpes zoster, also known as shingles, is very rare among children who have been vaccinated against chicken pox, according to a Kaiser Permanente study in the December issue of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Journal. The study, the largest of its kind, used electronic health records to identify more than 170,000 children vaccinated with the varicella (chicken pox) vaccine from 2002 to 2008 in Kaiser Permanente's Southern California region, then...

2009-11-18 07:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Epiphany Biosciences announced results from its Phase 2b dose-ranging study of EPB-348 (valomaciclovir) in patients with shingles (herpes zoster) infection. The study's primary endpoint was non-inferiority of once-daily valomaciclovir compared to thrice-daily valacyclovir in terms of time to complete crusting of the shingles rash. The double-blinded study enrolled 373 patients, randomized into 3 arms: 1 gram of once-daily EPB-348, 2 grams of...

2009-10-09 11:03:18

Adults with shingles were about 30 percent more likely to have a stroke during a one-year follow-up than adults without shingles, in a study reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. The risk was even greater when the infection involved the eyes. Shingles, also called herpes zoster, is a painful skin rash caused by the varicella zoster virus (VZV). VZV is the same virus that causes chickenpox. After a person recovers from chickenpox, the virus stays in the body. Usually...

2009-09-22 10:34:00

SHENZHEN, China, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - HTDS www.htdsmedical.com The Company is pleased to announce the first batch delivery of the Varicella vaccine to Guatemala. Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) is a DNA virus of the herpesvirus family. VZV causes a primary illness (varicella or chickenpox) and establishes latency in the sensory nerve ganglia, which may be reactivated later as herpes zoster (shingles). VZV is spread by the airborne route as well as by direct contact with the virus...


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2011-01-24 12:56:26

Herpes zoster (or zoster), is known as shingles or zona and is a viral disease characterized by painful skin rash with blisters in a limited area on one side of the body. Initial infection causes chickenpox. Once chickenpox is over the virus remains in the body and can cause shingles. It can become latent in the nerve cell bodies and sometimes in the dorsal root, cranial nerve, or autonomic ganglion. Years after initial infection, another breakout can cause a painful rash. The rash usually...

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