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Parents who want their children to catch chickenpox at an early age have been known to go to extreme measures to expose them to the illness, but a new fad takes the process to a new, illegal extreme.
Chicken pox vaccine may also reduce risk of shingles among children; study used electronic health records to follow 172,000 children.
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.
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.
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