Boomers Should Consider Shingles Vaccine, Physician Says
Title: Boomers Should Consider Shingles Vaccine, Physician SaysCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/5/2014 2:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 3/6/2014 12:00:00 AM
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.
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 [...]
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.
(American Heart Association) Stroke risk increased significantly in the days, weeks and months after shingles appeared, despite use of the shingles vaccine and antiviral therapy to treat it, according to preliminary research.
orbolla Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is a highly prevalent human pathogen that causes varicella (chicken pox) during primary infection and establishes latency in peripheral neurons. Symptomatic reactivation often presents as zoster (shingles), but it has also been linked to life-threatening diseases such as encephalitis, vasculopathy and meningitis. Zoster may be followed by postherpetic neuralgia, neuropathic pain lasting after resolution of the rash. The mechanisms of varicella zoster virus (VZV) latency and reactivation are not well characterized. This is in part due to the human-specific nature of VZV that preclude...
More doses of Shingrix, the shingles vaccine that has been in very short supply, are on the way to U.S. pharmacies, says drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline. However, demand may still outpace supply.
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 -- Newly diagnosed cancer patients may be at increased risk for the painful skin condition shingles, a new study finds. Experts say development of new vaccines might help prevent shingles in cancer patients. The study, of...