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Mum shares SHOCKING images of son with chickenpox to urge parents to vaccinate their kids

A MOTHER, whose son was too young to be immunised against chickenpox, has shared terrifying pictures on social media in a desperate plea for other parents to get their children vaccinated.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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SHINGLES causes painful symptoms and complications in older people, however getting the vaccine could protect you.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Conclusions:Varicella vaccination is not cost ‑effective in Iran in one‑dose and two‑dose scenario under the assumptions of this study in base case scenario according to the threshold of incremental cost per DALY averted less than three time of GDP per capita in Iran = US$ 14,292.One ‑dose vaccination program might be cost‑effective in upper scenario of epidemiological burden of varicella in sensitivity analysis.Keywords:Chicken pox, children, cost ‑effectiveness, Iran, varicella vaccination, varicella zostervirus
Source: International Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
This study may provide new insight into the attenuating mutations associated with in vitro passaging of VZV. PMID: 29242077 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Virus Research - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Virus Res Source Type: research
View Original Article Here: How Long Does Shingles Last In The Elderly? Shingles is a viral infection that follows a varicella-zoster infection, although it can take decades for symptoms of the secondary disease to emerge. The condition presents as a painful and blistering rash, but it is not life-threatening. According to the Center for Disease Control, there are nearly one million cases in the United States each year, and almost half of those cases are in older adults over age 60. Some people only see one instance of the illness, while others have recurring symptoms, but 30 percent of Americans will develop shingles at s...
Source: Shield My Senior - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Senior Safety Source Type: blogs
Dr. David Brownstein is a "holistic" family practice physician in my area. Consistent with being "holistic," he is antivaccine to the core. That's why he's unhappy with the recent CDC recommendation that adults over 50 receive the new shingles vaccine. He thinks he's found a clever argument to show it doesn't work. Unfortunately, his argument only reveals his bias and misunderstanding. The post Dr. David Brownstein fought Shingrix, and Shingrix won appeared first on RESPECTFUL INSOLENCE.
Source: Respectful Insolence - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Antivaccine nonsense Homeopathy Medicine Pseudoscience Quackery Skepticism/critical thinking chickenpox clinical trial David Brownstein GlaxoSmithKline number needed to treat ozone Peter Lipson shingles Shingrix vaccines va Source Type: blogs
We describe the epidemiological and laboratory investigations, control measures and validity of reported history of chickenpox infection. Serological screening of all residents and incoming asylum seekers was performed, followed by vaccine offer to all susceptible individuals without contraindication. Forty-six cases were found and 41 were associated with the outbreak. No complications, hospitalisations or deaths occurred. Serological testing was performed in 1,278 individuals and 169 were found to be susceptible, with a seroprevalence of 86.8%. A questionnaire was administered to 336 individuals consecutively attending th...
Source: Euro Surveill - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research
Keloid formation is an excessive response to dermal injury. The pathology develops when collagen fibers repair the wound surface with an overgrowth of fibrous connective tissues[1]. The response manifests as lumpish scars that are higher than the surrounding normal skin, and that continuously grow beyond the boundaries of the original wound[1 –3]. These lesions are usually accompanied by red skin pigmentation, itchiness, and pain, and skin movement is affected. Keloids may occur following any type of skin injury that can lead to scarring (acne, burns, chickenpox, ear piercing, scratches, surgical cuts, and vaccinatio...
Source: Journal of Dermatological Science - Category: Dermatology Authors: Source Type: research
US regulators approve a new, more effective vaccine to prevent painful shingles caused by the chickenpox virus
Source: ABC News: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news
Indian healthcare company Zydus Cadila has entered an exclusive agreement with Pharm Aid for the technology expertise of varicella vaccine production in Russia to prevent chickenpox.
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
AbstractVaricella zoster virus (VZV) infection has been implicated in multiple sclerosis (MS), but direct causal involvement has been disputed. Nevertheless, knowledge of VZV exposure is important, given the risk of serious complications of first exposure while undergoing immunosuppressive treatment, in particular with fingolimod. We distributed questionnaires to MS clinic patients, requesting information about history of chickenpox, sibling/household/occupational exposure, history of zoster (shingles), and disease-modifying treatment. A random, proportionally representative sample of 51 patients that included patients wit...
Source: Journal of NeuroVirology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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