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Zydus and Pharm Aid enter deal for varicella vaccine technology in Russia
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)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Immunization Resources in Multiple Languages
From the NLM Outreach and Special Populations Branch: August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and public health professionals often need resources to educate individuals who may have limited English proficiency about the importance of receiving vaccinations for themselves and their children. Check MedlinePlus for resources on immunizations and childhood immunizations in both English and Spanish. Also check HealthReach for patient handouts in multiple languages about vaccinations, including: Vaccine Information Statements on specific vaccines, like the chickenpox vaccine (24 languages), diphtheria, tetan...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 22, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Education Health Professionals Outreach Source Type: news

Newly found immunodeficiency can turn chickenpox virus fatal
Researchers have identified a mutation in a sensor that the immune system uses to detect viruses that can turn the chickenpox virus deadly in rare cases. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chickenpox virus fatal in newly discovered immunodeficiency
(Aarhus University) A new study has identified an immunodeficiency which leads to some people becoming seriously ill from the chickenpox virus. The discovery of the gene mutation may help to improve prevention and treatment of the disease. It also contributes with fundamental new knowledge about the immune system. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 10, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Health Tip: One of Three Adults Gets Shingles
-- Adults 60 and older should be vaccinated for shingles, a very painful rash that's triggered by the same virus that causes chickenpox, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. If you had chickenpox when you were younger, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 8, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Chickenpox vaccine now on the high street - but would you pay THIS much?
CHICKENPOX is a common childhood illness affecting nearly 8 million one to ten-year-olds in the UK. The condition can also cause complications in adults. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chickenpox jab offered on the High Street
The vaccine is not part of routine immunisations and only offered by the NHS in specific cases. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chickenpox vaccine now on the high street - would you pay THIS much to protect family?
CHICKENPOX is a common childhood illness affecting nearly 8 million one to ten-year-olds in the UK. The condition can also cause complications in adults. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccine-pushing mainstream media now pretending that chicken pox is a deadly medical emergency (it used to be considered no big deal)
(Natural News) In the past chickenpox was no big deal. Kids were put in oatmeal baths to avoid scratching and scarring. Although it can make a child feel miserable for a few days, symptoms are often mild and far from life-threatening. Some people, backed by vaccine-pushing doctors and misinformed parents, still believe immunizing against an... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Shingles Tied to Heart, Stroke Risk?
TUESDAY, July 4, 2017 -- Shingles may be tied to an increased risk for heart disease, a new study suggests. About one-third of Americans will develop shingles in their lifetime. The painful skin rash can occur in anyone who's had chickenpox, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 4, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Everything you MUST know about the new chickenpox jab
Although the NHS describes chickenpox as a ‘usually mild’ condition that clears up in a week or so, in some cases it can be serious. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I Got Shingles As A Healthy 34-Year-Old, And It Was The Worst Pain I've Ever Felt
By Amanda MacMillan A few weeks after my 34th birthday, my husband and I went for a Saturday hike — a weekly ritual we’d started after moving to New York State’s Catskill Mountains region a few months earlier. I’d been feeling a bit under the weather, and I hoped the fresh autumn air would do me good. It didn’t. Later that night, I had chills and my skin felt strangely sensitive, like when you’re coming down with the flu. On top of that, it felt like I had pulled a muscle in my back or chest; when I breathed or stretched certain ways, I’d get shooting pains across my body. I blamed...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Merck in hot water over dangerous shingles vaccine that caused numerous injuries, deaths
(Natural News) Commercials for the jab showing happy people free of shingles are a common feature of television advertising. But Merck & Co’s “Zosatavax” vaccine to prevent varicella, the adult version of chickenpox, is causing the international drug giant some serious headaches after numerous people who got the shot suffered injuries and/or death. Multiple lawsuits... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shingles Vaccine Cuts Chronic Pain, Hospitalizations
FRIDAY, March 17, 2017 -- Vaccination greatly reduces the risk of serious complications from shingles, a new study finds. Shingles occurs when the same virus that causes chickenpox is reactivated later in life. Nearly one-third of people in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 17, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Mother of baby with meningitis told she had chickenpox
Tiffany Staveley, 26, was given calamine lotion to treat her daughter, Ava. The five-month-old was found to have both meningitis and Kawasaki disease, and was taken to Leeds General Infirmary. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Link between herpes in pregnancy and autism is unconfirmed
Conclusion This was a Norwegian case-control study that looked at whether maternal infections during pregnancy are associated with the risk of neurological developmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in their children. The study initially found no association between any of the pathogens during pregnancy or after delivery, and the development of ASD in boys or girls. Further investigations suggested that high levels of HSV-2 virus antibodies during mid-pregnancy were associated with increased risk of the development of ASD in boys. The researchers suggest that the suspected risk of ASD associated wit...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Neurology Mental health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Don't suffer with shingles
Shingles is a viral infection that triggers a painful, blistery rash. It's?caused by the varicella-zoster virus ? the same virus that causes chickenpox. After you've had chickenpox, the virus lies inactive in nerve tissue near your spinal cord and brain. Years later, the virus may reactivate as shingles. There's no cure for shingles, but a [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 7, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Will "Measles Parties" Return?
The co-author of this post is Will Schupmann President Trump's possible appointment of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to lead a commission on vaccine safety should frighten all American parents. Kennedy, a vocal believer in the thoroughly discredited notion that childhood vaccines lead to autism, could strengthen the anti-vaccination movement, which would undoubtedly result in the deaths of unvaccinated children. Today's anti-vaccination movement has already proved to be dangerous. The Disneyland-linked outbreak of measles in California two years ago brought attention to a significant decline in vaccination rates, which vaccine o...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 29, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

The secret of Namibia's 'fairy circles' may be explained at last
Using computer models, ecologists think they have finally hit upon the reason for the strange polka dot patches scattered across the Namib desertThe marks on the ground in the Namib desert resemble a vast sheet of polka dots, or to the less romantic observer, perhaps a bad case of chickenpox.In local myths, the bare, red circles fringed with grass are footprints of the gods, or patches of land once poisoned by the breath of a subterranean dragon. But even among scientists, who strive for more convincing theories, the curious, repetitive patterns have proved hard to explain.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Biology Namibia Africa World news Science Environment Source Type: news

Chickenpox symptoms: Should ibuprofen be used to treat common virus?
CHICKENPOX is a common illness - caused by a virus - which affects most children. However, after a child was struck down by life-threatening sepsis following treatment with medicine containing ibuprofen, questions have been raised as to how children should be medicated. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Health Ministry Confirms There Is Chickenpox Outbreak in Mombasa and Nairobi
[Nation] The Health ministry has confirmed an ongoing outbreak of chickenpox in Mombasa and Nairobi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 24, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Ministry Investigates Chickenpox Outbreak in Mombasa and Nairobi
[Nation] The Ministry of Health is investigating a suspected chickenpox outbreak in Mombasa and Nairobi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 17, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How much does the chickenpox vaccine cost? Where can you buy the vaccine?
PARENTS dread the day when their beloved child is struck down with chickenpox. Here is a look at where you can buy a vaccine to protect your children. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This doctor breaks down language and cultural barriers to health care
It was the early 1960s, and 9-year-old Eliseo Pérez-Stable was at home in Miami with the chickenpox, dreading his return to the third grade. Nearly a year had passed since his parents in Cuba — fearful of the communists’ rise to power — had sent him out of that country with his grandparents, and he […]Related:Flu nose spray doesn’t work for children; use shots instead, federal expert panel saysDoctors fire back at bad Yelp reviews — and reveal patients’ information online1 in 3 antibiotics prescribed in U.S. are unnecessary, major study finds (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Big drop in chickenpox since 2-dose vaccine began
Cases of the virus have dropped dramatically, especially in certain age groups (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chickenpox down 85 percent since 2-dose vaccine started: CDC
HealthDay News Chickenpox has continued declining in the United States since 2006, when doctors began routinely recommending a second dose of vaccine, health officials said. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chickenpox Cases Down 85% With 2-Dose Vaccine: CDC
Kids 5 to 14 had the biggest drop in illness (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chickenpox Cases Down 85 Percent Since 2-Dose Vaccine Started: CDC
Kids 5 to 14 had the biggest drop in illnessSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Chickenpox, Childhood Immunization (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chickenpox Cases Down 85 Percent Since 2-Dose Vaccine Started: CDC
THURSDAY, Sept. 1, 2016 -- Chickenpox -- which is caused by the varicella-zoster virus -- has continued declining in the United States since 2006, when doctors began routinely recommending a second dose of chickenpox (varicella) vaccine, U.S. health... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 1, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

A toddler's chickenpox turned into horrific flesh-eating necrotising fasciitis
WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES. Charlie Cave, from Kempston, Bedfordshire, was just 13-months-old when he developed  the early stages of the secondary flesh-eating infection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why the chickenpox vaccine could be DEADLY in later life
Andrew Pollard, a professor of paediatric infection and Immunity at Oxford University, explains why the vaccine is routinely available in the US and Australia but not in the UK. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Jasper Allen's 'worst case of chickenpox' reveals about GPs' surgeries
Jasper Allen, two years old, came down with what some doctors said was the worst case of chickenpox they had ever seen; his tiny body was smothered in sores, and the pictures were too grisly to bear. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Get Vaccinated for a Healthy Back-to-school Start
By Stacy Simon It won’t be long before the new school year begins and students head back to the classroom - if they haven't already. Protect your children by making sure they are up to date with vaccinations. In fact, your state may require children entering school to be vaccinated against certain diseases. Check with your child’s doctor, your child’s school, or your health department to find out.Some diseases that are preventable through vaccines, such as whooping cough and chickenpox, are still common in the US. Thanks to vaccines, some other diseases are no longer common. But according to the Centers f...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - August 3, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Prevention/Early Detection Cervical Cancer Source Type: news

Petition for a routine chickenpox vaccine gets 3,000 signatures
A vaccine, called Varilrix, is currently only prescribed to children deemed at risk. Sarah Allen, from Cambridgeshire, wants all children to be given it on the NHS following her son Jasper's illness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother describes how her son needed morphine for chickenpox
Mother Sarah Allen calls for free chickenpox vaccinations after her toddler had the "worst ever case". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Free chickenpox jab call after toddler suffers 'worst case'
A woman calls for the chickenpox vaccination free for all on the NHS after her son had what is thought to be the "worst ever case". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toddler with WORST chickenpox EVER 'was told by GP receptionist you DON'T need doctor'
A TODDLER hospitalised for five days with the worst chickenpox doctors had EVER SEEN was allegedly turned away days earlier by a GP's receptionist. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Needle vs needle: a vaccine for drug addiction? | Dean Burnett
Research suggests that we could soon see vaccines for addiction. How can we vaccinate against behaviours? And if it is effective, what are the ethical issues? I was recently a guest at a recording of the Wellcome Trust’s brilliant Level Up Human, a comedy/science podcast about improving humanity, hosted by Simon Watt. One of the first things guests have to do is talk about some interesting science news, focusing on human biology/medicine. To be honest, it was refreshing to read news that wasn’t about the EU referendum for a change.One of the particularly intriguing things I found was that they’re apparent...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 14, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Dean Burnett Tags: Science Neuroscience Drugs Psychology Source Type: news

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)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chickenpox
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - June 3, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Your Complete Guide To Staying Healthy During The Summer Olympics
Rio de Janeiro is expecting about 500,000 visitors for the Olympic and Paralympic games this August. If you’re one of them, there are a few things you need to consider in order to have a safe, happy and healthy trip to Brazil this year.   1. Make sure you’re up to date on all your vaccines. This is travel safety 101. Infectious disease loves a crowd, and one way to make sure a nasty bug doesn't hitch a ride with you is to get vaccinated.  What to do:  Make an appointment with a travel doctor now to make sure you’re current on all your regular vaccines (measles, mumps, rubella, etc.) an...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your Complete Guide To Staying Healthy During The Summer Olympics
Rio de Janeiro is expecting about 500,000 visitors for the Olympic and Paralympic games this August. If you’re one of them, there are a few things you need to consider in order to have a safe, happy and healthy trip to Brazil this year.   1. Make sure you’re up to date on all your vaccines. This is travel safety 101. Infectious disease loves a crowd, and one way to make sure a nasty bug doesn't hitch a ride with you is to get vaccinated.  What to do:  Make an appointment with a travel doctor now to make sure you’re current on all your regular vaccines (measles, mumps, rubella, etc.) an...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 1, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Researchers Use Google to Find Chickenpox Seasons
The virus has been found to peak during the spring. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Google searches for 'chickenpox' reveal big impact of vaccinations
(University of Michigan) Countries that implement government-mandated vaccinations for chickenpox see a sharp drop in the number of Google searches for the common childhood disease afterward, demonstrating that immunization significantly reduces seasonal outbreaks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 30, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Meet The Italian Doctor Using Facebook To Fight Anti-Vaxxers
Shocked by the growing number of children who die from vaccine-preventable diseases in Italy -- as well as stories of parents who refuse to vaccinate their kids -- a professor of microbiology and virology has decided to take on anti-vaxxers where they spread misinformation: on Facebook. For the more than 20,000 followers of his Facebook page, Dr. Roberto Burioni, a professor at the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan, Italy, explains the science behind vaccines and uses scientific data to refute rumors about their dangers. When he is not citing scientific studies, he pegs hi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pictures show why you should NEVER give a child with chickenpox ibuprofen
Hayley Lyons, from Warrington, shared photos of her son Lewis at Alder Hey Children's Hospital after he developed septicaemia. The post has now been shared almost 350,000 times. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The inconvenient truth of vaccine refusal
Follow me at @drClaire When I talk to parents who are hesitant about vaccines, what they most want to talk to me about are possible side effects of the vaccine. They worry about everything from fevers and soreness to additives to possible links to autism. They rarely worry about the diseases that vaccines prevent—and that’s what worries me most of all. It is the inconvenient truth of vaccine refusal: when you don’t get vaccinated against an illness, you are more likely to catch it. A study just released in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) makes this very clear. Researchers looked at ...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - March 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Claire McCarthy, MD Tags: Children's Health Infectious diseases Parenting Prevention Vaccines Source Type: news

Featured Review: Vaccines for preventing herpes zoster in older adults
Vaccine helps prevent shingles in older adults for up to three years The varicella zoster virus causes chickenpox and can remain dormant inside nerve cells. After many years, it can reactivate and travel through the nerve to the skin, causing itching, numbness, tingling or local pain, and then blisters along the nerve path. These blisters are often accompanied with inflammation of the nerves and severe pain, which can affect quality of life. This is called herpes zoster or shingles. It affects people with low immunity such as older people. There are about 5.22 episodes of shingles for every 1000 older people. This is ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 21, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Two-Dose Chickenpox Shot Gets the Job Done: Study
Adding second shot at ages 4 to 6 is almost 100 percent effective (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two-Dose Chickenpox Shot Gets the Job Done, Study Shows
Adding second shot at ages 4 to 6 is almost 100 percent effectiveSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Chickenpox, Childhood Immunization (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news