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2010-06-09 13:58:28

Fresh understanding of the virus that causes chickenpox and shingles could lead to improved vaccines and diagnostic tests, a study suggests. Scientists at the University of Edinburgh devised a technique to separate the virus into its constituent proteins and then print them on to a biochip, before incubating the chip with blood from people who had previously had the infection. They were able to pinpoint which proteins in the virus triggered a reaction in the body's immune system, giving...

2010-05-10 08:40:00

SHENZHEN, China, May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Hard to Treat Diseases (HTDS; http://www.htdsmedical.com/) announces that the company successfully acquired the first contract for its Freeze-dried Varicella Vaccine. After the HTDS acquired Approval for its Freeze-dried MEVAC-vari in this Central American country (company's first Varicella vaccine approval in Latin America), the company closed the first contract in Guatemala and expects to ship and deliver its vaccine in May. A source close to...

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...


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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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