Many U.S. Adults Not Getting Key Vaccines: CDC
Little progress seen beyond shingles, HPV and Tdap vaccinations, researchers report Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Immunization
While shingles typically affects people ages 50 and older, it can happen in younger adults — but because those numbers aren't tracked in Nova Scotia, it's hard to know exactly how many under 50 are affected.
Felicia D. Goodrum Sterling Heidi L. Pottinger By FELICIA D. GOODRUM STERLING, PhD and HEIDI L. POTTINGER, DrPH, MPH, MA The measles outbreak in Washington state this week has brought new attention to the anti-vaccine movement. In fact, the World Health Organization recently identified “vaccine hesitancy” as one of top threats to global health. In the US, the number of unvaccinated children has quadrupled since 2001, enabling the resurgence of infectious diseases long-since controlled. In fact, the WHO claims a staggering 1.5 million deaths could be prevented worldwide by improved vaccination rates....
AbstractHerpes zoster (shingles) is the reactivation of dormant varicella zoster virus in individuals who previously experienced varicella infection or vaccination. Herpes zoster can occur in pregnancy, although it is rare. This case report describes the clinical presentation and diagnosis of herpes zoster and reviews current recommendations for treatment. Preventative measures and the role of immunization are discussed in addition to clinical implications for intrapartum, postpartum, and newborn care to guide practitioners in caring for women experiencing or exposed to herpes zoster in pregnancy.
(Natural News) Like all diseases, chickenpox takes a lot of joy out of childhood. When he gets it, he can’t learn more at school, enjoy the sunshine, or even explore the great outdoors. However, if you think that getting a shot for chickenpox solves the problem, think again. According to researchers from Harvard Medical School, healthy...
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Shingles is a viral infection that causes a painful blistery rash. According to the?Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,?almost 1 out of every 3 people in the U.S. will develop?shingles?in their lifetime. And the risk goes up with age.? In this Mayo Clinic Radio Radio Health Minute,?Dr. Pritish Tosh, an infectious diseases specialist at Mayo [...]
Tanya Rust, 29, of Montreal, was sent home by doctors who missed shingles on her ear. A diagnosis eight days later has left her with a neurological disorder.
The higher risk for stroke with herpes zoster was not attenuated by antivirals or Zostavax vaccination in older patients, but that shouldn't slow vaccination rates or further study.Medscape Medical News
Reported side effects of the Shringrix shingles vaccine in its first eight months of doctors' office use were mostly unremarkable, but 3% of the complaints were serious, according to a Thursday report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
(MedPage Today) -- Also, shingles risk higher in newly diagnosed patients and those on chemo