Latest Chickenpox Stories
By Donna Wright, The Bradenton Herald, Fla. Nov. 1--MANATEE -- The county jail has been closed to visitors due to 13 confirmed cases of chicken pox, Manatee County Sheriff's Office reported this morning.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Researchers in India describe a hospital outbreak of chickenpox in which the source of infection was a cadaver.
By The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Aug. 8--Backpack? Check. Glue stick? Check. Pencils? Check. But what about vaccinations? It's almost back-to-school time -- time for parents to make sure their children's vaccinations are up-to-date. And this year, for the first time, that means that all Ohio children entering kindergarten must be vaccinated against chickenpox. The law requires either proof of chickenpox (varicella) vaccination or documentation that the child has had a case of...
One dose of chickenpox vaccine may be insufficient to prevent school outbreaks of chickenpox, according to a report in the medical journal Pediatrics.
By Toni Clarke and Susan Heavey BOSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. health officials on Friday approved the first vaccine to prevent shingles, a painful disease characterized by a blistering rash that affects nearly 1 million, mostly older adults every year.
In BOSTON story headlined "FDA approves Merck vaccine to prevent shingles," please read in second paragraph ... The vaccine is designed to prevent shingles ... instead of ... The vaccine is designed to treat shingles. A corrected version follows. BOSTON (Reuters) - Merck & Co.
Merck & Co. said on Friday that U.S. regulators have approved its vaccine to prevent shingles, a painful disease characterized by a blistering rash.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - About three quarters of patients with monkeypox have affected lymph nodes, a condition that is rare in cases of smallpox or chicken pox, investigators report in two articles in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.
Children who have been treated with steroids and are exposed to chicken pox tend to have a more severe case of the virus, according to pediatric oncologists at Brenner Children's Hospital, part of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.
By Matias A.
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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