Latest Varicella zoster virus Stories
ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX) announced today that it has been awarded approximately $978,000 in grants under the Internal Revenue Service's Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project ("QTDP").
Acute herpes zoster, or shingles, interferes with all health areas for people with the condition, including sleep, enjoyment of life and general activities.
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.
LaTroy Hawkins and the National Council on Aging Raise Awareness of Shingles and After-shingles Pain WASHINGTON, May 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council on Aging (NCOA) today announced the launch of the 2010 Patchwork of Hope Network, an educational campaign to raise awareness of shingles and postherpetic neuralgia (PHN).
DENVER, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Children of parents who refuse vaccines are nine times more likely to get chickenpox compared to fully immunized children, according to a new study led by a vaccine research team at Kaiser Permanente Colorado's Institute for Health Research.
Chicken pox vaccine may also reduce risk of shingles among children; study used electronic health records to follow 172,000 children.
OAKLAND, Calif., Dec.
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.
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.
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.
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...