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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...

2009-03-31 11:11:00

The New AfterShingles.com Helps Educate Consumers About Shingles and After-Shingles Pain WASHINGTON, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA), the National Pain Foundation (NPF) and the National Council on Aging (NCOA) today announced the re-launch of AfterShingles.com, an online resource offering tools and information to help educate consumers about shingles and postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), or after-shingles pain, its impact on people's lives and steps to...

2009-02-19 10:25:16

You may recall as a child catching the itchy red rash, chicken pox. The unsightly infection was caused by the varicella zoster virus and was responsible for nearly 4 million cases each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), until a vaccine introduced in 1995 reduced that number by 83 percent. Yet, if you were among those that suffered from chicken pox, the varicella zoster virus may still be present in your body and could lead to serious (and irreversible) oral health...

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2008-09-02 06:30:00

By Liz Szabo Cases of chickenpox -- a disease that was once nearly universal -- have fallen 57% to 90% in communities across the USA since a vaccine was introduced in 1995, a new report shows. Before the vaccine, 4 million Americans a year came down with chickenpox, nearly 11,000 were hospitalized and more than 140 died, says a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in today's Pediatrics. Hospitalizations have fallen 75% to 88%, and deaths in children ages 1 to 9 have...

2008-08-06 09:01:05

Inhibitex, Inc. (NASDAQ: INHX), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of products to treat serious infectious diseases, announced today that it has completed a Phase I single ascending dose (SAD) clinical trial and initiated a multiple ascending dose (MAD) trial of FV-100, a highly potent and fast-acting compound being developed to treat shingles (herpes zoster). The double-blind, placebo-controlled SAD trial evaluated the safety and pharmacokinetics of four doses of...

2008-08-05 12:01:07

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the Pharmaceutical industry industry is available in its catalogue. Commercial and Pipeline Insight: Vaccines for Adults and the Elderly - New blockbuster opportunities ahead http://www.reportlinker.com/p091765/Commercial-and-Pipeline-Insight-Vaccines-for-Adults-and-the-Elderly---New-blockbuster-opportunities-ahead.html Introduction Vaccines have re-emerged as successful revenue generators for Big Pharma, with...

2008-06-24 12:02:17

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Ginger Plumbo of Mayo Clinic, +1-507-284-5005 (days), +1- 507-284-2511 (evenings), newsbureau@mayo.edu ROCHESTER, Minn., June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Here are highlights from the June issue of Mayo Clinic Womens HealthSource. You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Mayo Clinic Womens HealthSource attribution is required. Reprinting is allowed for a fee. Include the following subscription information as your editorial policies permit: Visit...


Latest Varicella zoster virus Reference Libraries

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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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