The Delta Variant Isn't As Contagious As Chickenpox. But It's Still Highly Contagious
A leaked CDC document compared it to the highly contagious children's disease. Data does not support this claim. Nonetheless, the variant is one of the world's most contagious respiratory diseases.(Image credit: NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michaeleen Doucleff Source Type: news

The CDC Said The Delta Variant Is As Contagious As Chickenpox. That's Not Accurate
A leaked document compared it to the highly contagious children's disease. Data does not support this claim. Nonetheless, the delta variant is likely the world's most contagious respiratory disease.(Image credit: NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michaeleen Doucleff Source Type: news

Why giving blood could help save cancer patients
Melody, 44, had suspected that her son Andrew Berthoud had chickenpox. It was acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and he needed chemotherapy and 22 blood transfusions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Delta variant as contagious as chickenpox, CDC says
The war against COVID-19 has changed because of the highly contagious delta variant, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control said, proposing a clearer message, mandatory vaccines for health workers and a return to universal masking. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

CDC: Vaccinated people spread COVID-19 Delta variant as easily as unvaccinated
The CDC on Friday released data showing that vaccinated people are at risk for COVID-19 infection, that they can spread the disease and that the Delta variant may be as contagious as chickenpox. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Covid ISN'T as infectious as chickenpox
British experts called into question the claims made by the department, saying that if this was the case then Covid infections in the UK would not have dipped. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Delta Variant as Contagious as Chickenpox: CDC Documents Delta Variant as Contagious as Chickenpox: CDC Documents
Internal CDC documents provide new language on how serious the delta variant transmission rate appears to be.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - July 30, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

CDC team: 'War has changed' as delta variant dangers emerge
New evidence showing the delta variant is as contagious as chickenpox has prompted U.S. health officials to consider changing advice on how the nation fights the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

New Data Details Dangers of Delta Variant, Even for the Vaccinated
FRIDAY, July 30, 2021 -- A new internal government document claims the Delta variant appears to cause more severe illness than earlier coronavirus variants and spreads as easily as chickenpox. In laying out the evidence that this variant looks like... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

C.D.C. Internal Report Calls Delta Variant as Contagious as Chickenpox
Infections in vaccinated Americans also may be as transmissible as those in unvaccinated people, the document said, and lead more often to severe illness. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: your-feed-science SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) Vaccination and Immunization Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Epidemics Provincetown (Mass) United States Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

CDC internal report calls Delta variant as contagious as chickenpox
The agency ’s new masking guidelines for vaccinated people, introduced Tuesday, were based on the information presented in the document. The CDC recommended that vaccinated people wear masks indoors in public settings in communities with high transmission of the virus. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘A Year Full of Emotions.’ What Kids Learned From the COVID-19 Pandemic
Too many young generations have been shaped by the global crises they faced—Depression-era poverty, Cold War nuclear fears. Add to them the COVID generation. The virus itself may typically go easier on kids than it does adults, but the mind of a child is another thing. It’s dependent on certainty, safety, the comfort of routine. Take all of that away—shutter schools, keep grandparents at a distance, cancel summer camps—and kids suffer. But as the following lightly-edited stories from young people show, they also grow and learn, gain maturity and wisdom. The virus has been tough; plenty of kids, it t...
Source: TIME: Health - June 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger and Allison Singer Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

What's the Difference Between Chickenpox and Shingles?
Title: What's the Difference Between Chickenpox and Shingles?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 3/1/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/1/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - March 1, 2021 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Cost-effective or not? New research on national vaccination programs
(University of Gothenburg) Immunizing children against chickenpox would save money, but offering shingles vaccinations to all 65-year-olds would not. These are examples of findings in a University of Gothenburg thesis exploring the cost-effectiveness of Sweden's national vaccination programs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Is Chickenpox Contagious
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - December 22, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Is there a chicken pox vaccine?
CHICKEN POX is a very common infection that's caused by a virus, and it can lead to a variety of itchy symptoms, including red spots or blisters. Is there a chickenpox vaccine? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chickenpox and pregnancy: What are the concerns?
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Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - November 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Report Details ‘Shocking’ Outbreaks Of Mumps, Influenza, And Chickenpox In ICE Detention Centers
Rare infections are spreading in ICE centers that have crowded conditions and poor access to healthcare. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Hart, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Science /science Editors' Pick editors-pick Breaking breaking-news Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Scientist says 'pox parties' may build immunity
Such parties were historically organised for chickenpox, but have also been used for measles and flu before the invention of vaccines. A Cambridge scientist said they might be used for Covid-19. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Non-Covid infectious disease cases down in England, data suggests
GPs have reported a substantial drop in the numbers they are seeing across the countryCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe social restrictions imposed upon our lives because of coronavirus have taken a toll on our emotions, finances, and our waistlines, but there may yet be a silver-lining: a reduction in cases of other infectious diseases. From the common cold to chickenpox, there has been a substantialdrop in the number of infections being reported to GPs, despite children returning to school – and that looks set to continue as winter approaches and lockdown restrictions tighten acr...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 9, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Linda Geddes Tags: Infectious diseases Coronavirus outbreak UK news Health GPs Source Type: news

Covid-19 skin rash website criticised for lack of BAME examples
Only two out of 400 Covid images on British Association of Dermatologists ’ website feature black or brown skinCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA website dedicated to sharing images of Covid-19-related skin rashes to help doctors and patients identify whether an unusual rash might be a sign of coronavirus infection has been criticised for containing just two images of black or brown skin.The British Association of Dermatologists ’ (BAD)Covid-19 Skin Patternswebsite features 400 images of Covid-associated rashes, from prickly heat and chickenpox-type rashes to raised itchy hives ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 28, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Linda Geddes Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Race Science UK news Source Type: news

Why Is COVID Different From Other Airborne Viruses? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Coronavirus Questions
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Why Not Wear Masks For Other Viruses? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Coronavirus Questions
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Healthwatch Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

One Dose Of Coronavirus Vaccine Likely Won ’ t Be Enough; ‘ We ’ re Looking At Double Shots ’
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Coronavirus Coronavirus Vaccine Source Type: news

COVID-19 Is Transmitted Through Aerosols. We Have Enough Evidence, Now It Is Time to Act
Many months into the COVID-19 pandemic, the coronavirus is still spreading uncontrolled through the U.S. Public health authorities including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) tell us to remain six feet apart, wash our hands, disinfect frequently touched surfaces, and wear masks. But compliance with these measures—especially masks—is mixed, and daily we hear of cases where people do not know how they were infected. We hear about superspreading events, where one person infects many, happening in crowded bars and family gatherings, but not at outdoor ...
Source: TIME: Health - August 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jose-Luis Jimenez Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Child vaccinations down in DR Congo, and COVID-19 is not helping: UNICEF
Fewer children are getting vaccinated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the COVID-19 pandemic is almost certainly going to make matters worse, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says. If the trend continues, it could trigger a resurgence in deadly childhood diseases such as polio, chickenpox, measles, yellow fever, hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and meningitis. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Could BCG, a 100-year-old Vaccine for Tuberculosis, Protect Against Coronavirus?
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post Could BCG, a 100-year-old Vaccine for Tuberculosis, Protect Against Coronavirus? appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health Source Type: news

From ‘COVID Toes’ to Hives, These Are the Skin Conditions Dermatologists Think Could Be Signs of Coronavirus
Dermatologists around the world are gathering data on what may be largely overlooked symptoms of COVID-19: skin conditions ranging from rashes to “pseudo-frostbite.” Many viral illnesses—including chickenpox, measles and mononucleosis—are accompanied by telltale skin rashes, often a result of the body’s heightened inflammatory response while fighting off infection. Though more research is needed, a growing number of case reports and preliminary studies suggest SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can also affect the skin. In late March, an Italian physician submitted a letter to the edi...
Source: TIME: Health - April 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news

Study Confirms Safety, Effectiveness of Children's Vaccines
THURSDAY, April 23, 2020 -- Vaccines for measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chickenpox) are highly effective and do not cause autism, say researchers who reviewed 138 studies that included 23 million children. " In terms of safety, we know from... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 23, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cochrane Review confirms effectiveness of MMR vaccines
New evidence published in the Cochrane Library today finds MMR, MMRV and MMR+V vaccines are effective and that they are not associated with increased risk of autism. Measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (also known as chickenpox) are infectious diseases caused by viruses. They are most common in children and young adults, and can lead to potentially fatal illnesses, disabilities and death. Measles remains one of the leading causes of childhood death around the globe. Rubella is also dangerous for pregnant women, as it can cause miscarriage or harm to unborn babies. The MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) is a combined...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 17, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Foot sores can be an early sign of coronavirus infection
(Natural News) Foot sores can potentially be a peculiar new symptom of coronavirus (COVD-19) infection, according to the Spanish General Council of Official Podiatrist Colleges. The council has issued a circular to healthcare workers warning them to look out for foot sores similar to chickenpox or measles, especially among young adults. “They are purple lesions (very similar to those of chickenpox,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus UK: Could bruises on your FEET be a symptom?
'Numerous cases' of purple chickenpox-like marks have been reported in Spain as well as Italy and France. The mysterious symptom has mostly appeared in children and young adults. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plagues and People – The Coronavirus in a Historical Perspective
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Mar 19 2020 (IPS) The human factor is intimately involved in the origin, spread, and mitigation of the Coronavirus and we cannot afford to ignore that our future existence depends on compassion and cooperation. Response matters! Some quarantined Italians might recall Giovanni Boccaccio´s The Decameron from 1353 in which people escaping the plague are secluded in a villa where they tell stories to each other. Boccaccio introduced his collection of short stories with an eyewitness account of horrifying human suffering in Florence, which in 1348 was struck by a ”pestilence” t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Adult Exposure to Chickenpox Cuts Shingles Risk
TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2020 -- The relative incidence of shingles is lower in adults after exposure to a household contact with chickenpox, but full protection is not achieved, according to a study published online Jan. 22 in The BMJ. Harriet Forbes,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Parents of children with chickenpox less likely to develop shingles
Adults exposed to a child with chickenpox in the home are around 30 percent less likely to develop shingles over 20 years, a new analysis has revealed. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exposure to chickenpox as adult does not fully protect against shingles
Adults re-exposed to the herpes zoster virus found to be around 30% less likely to develop shingles Related items fromOnMedica GPs are dealing with growing flu rates Experts predict 'invigorated' winter flu Illness poorly managed in those with learning disability Flu activity appears to be nearing its peak Doctors can help overcome ‘vaccine hesitancy’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 22, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Woman, 32, develops skin cancer from a chickenpox scar which was 27 years old
Louise Thorell, from Ashington in Northumberland, developed basal cell carcinoma and needed three surgeries to remove all the cancer from her right cheek. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Treating Shingles
-- More than a million cases of shingles are diagnosed in the United States every year, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Anyone who has had chickenpox is susceptible to getting the disease. To treat shingles, doctors will usually... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 29, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Chickenpox vaccine reactivates in two boys, causing rare meningitis more commonly seen in unvaccinated kids
Doctors described what they believe are the first known cases of meningitis due to reactivation of chickenpox vaccine in two 14-year-old boys who received both recommended doses, according to a paper published Wednesday in the journal Pediatrics. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two teen boys become first ever to get meningitis from chickenpox shot 
A new paper has discussed the case of two 14-year-old boys who were diagnosed with meningitis after the chickenpox vaccine they received as children allegedly reactivated. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Preventing and Treating Chickenpox
-- The chickenpox vaccine is the best way to prevent chickenpox, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since the start of the U.S. chickenpox vaccination program, there has been a 90 percent drop in cases of chickenpox, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 20, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks and state legislative proposals
This study explored how health is associated with legislative activity by examining whether outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases, such as measles, mumps, whooping cough and chickenpox, were associated with the introduction of legislation in states to change vaccine exemption laws. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about viral rash in adults and babies
A range of viral infections, including shingles, chickenpox, and measles, can cause a skin rash. Learn more about the types, symptoms, and treatment of a viral rash here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about chickenpox in babies
This article includes pictures of babies with chickenpox to aid diagnosis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about chickenpox in adults
Chickenpox usually affects children, but it can also occur in adults. In this article, we look at the specific symptoms and treatments of chickenpox in adults. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Home remedies for relief from chickenpox symptoms
There is no cure for chickenpox, but the infection usually clears up without treatment within a couple of weeks. In the meantime, people can use home remedies to ease the symptoms. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Baby, one, is battling leukaemia just weeks after he nearly died from sepsis
Fletcher Smith, of Bridgwater, Somerset, was admitted to hospital on July 3 after his body had a life-threatening reaction to the chickenpox he caught from his sisters. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chickenpox warning: Avoid using this medication or risk serious skin infection
CHICKENPOX is a common condition that mostly affects babies and children, although adults can get it too. Some parents may consider ibuprofen to reduce symptoms, but doctors warn using the anti-inflammatory drug to treat the condition can have adverse effects. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kentucky students lose appeal in chickenpox vaccination case
About two dozen Catholic school students and parents in Kentucky have lost their initial appeal in challenging a health department's efforts to control a chickenpox outbreak (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The 'worst hand, foot and mouth disease doctors have EVER seen'
Emma Reavley, 41, first noticed red spots on her two-year-old daughter Emily's neck on April 25. Doctors at Hemel Hempstead's Urgent Care Centre diagnosed the rash as 'chickenpox'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news