Roche receives U.S. FDA Emergency Use Authorization for its high-throughput test to detect monkeypox virus
In May 2022, Roche was one of the first companies to develop a suite of tests to detect themonkeypox virus and aid in the understanding of why and how the disease is spreading.cobas MPXV for use oncobas 6800/8800 Systems is the firstmonkeypox virus test granted EUA following evaluation in actual patient samples rather than just samples formulated in the laboratory.High-throughput solutions enable rapid results, allowing individuals to avoid additional testing or unnecessary isolation, and supporting access to appropriate treatment as soon as possible.Basel, 16 November 2022 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced to...
Source: Roche Media News - November 16, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

25 Years of Chickenpox Vaccine: 91 Million Cases Prevented 25 Years of Chickenpox Vaccine: 91 Million Cases Prevented
It ' s now rare that children are hospitalized with chickenpox, and deaths from the infection in people younger than 20 have largely been eliminated. The economic benefit is calculated at $23 billion.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - October 21, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Chickenpox Vaccine Has Nearly Erased Deaths, Hospitalizations From Virus in U.S.
FRIDAY, Oct. 21, 2022 -- New government data shows that the chickenpox vaccine has virtually eliminated deaths and severe cases of the virus in U.S. children and teens. In the analysis, released Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 21, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

U.S. Chickenpox Vaccine Program Led to Near Elimination of the Virus
(MedPage Today) -- WASHINGTON -- The odds of children becoming infected with chickenpox have decreased since universal vaccination was recommended in the U.S., with deaths also decreasing, researchers said here. Within 10 years of initiating... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 20, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Shingles: 'Long-term' use of corticosteroids can trigger reactivation of chickenpox virus
Using a common medication regularly can increase your risk of a shingles flare-up. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccination chiefs revive plans to give chickenpox jabs on the NHS at same time as MMR shot
Vaccine chiefs are considering offering all babies jabs to protect them against chickenpox - after discussions to introduce the plan were abandoned at the beginning of Covid. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shingles: The key sensation that precedes the telltale rash - It's a 'main' symptom
REMEMBER chickenpox? The itchy and very contagious blisters might have not been on your mind since you were a child. However, the very virus that triggers the condition can reappear in later life as shingles. When this happens, there's one key sensation that will appear before the rash. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your monkeypox questions answered as vaccine access expands
Editor's note:This story was originally published July 25 onUCLA Health's Connect blog. It was  updated Aug. 2.As monkeypox spreads across the United States, there are now documented cases in Los Angeles County. As of July 25, there were 162 confirmed cases in Los Angeles County and at least 3,400 cases in the United States, prompting fears of another coronavirus-style outbreak.Monkeypox, however, is an entirely different virus. It is not a respiratory illness like COVID-19, notes  Dr. Omai Garner, director of clinical microbiology for UCLA Health.“It’s a different disease and it’s not the kind of thing that trans...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 3, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Shingles may raise your risk of Alzheimer's, study warns
A study led by Oxford University found varicella zoster virus (VZV), which causes chickenpox and shingles, can set off a chain reaction in the brain linked to dementia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical device companies gear up to make kits to test monkeypox
The company said its experts have developed "POX-Q Multiplexed RT-PCR kit" for the detection of the novel virus along with differentiation from varicella zoster virus (chickenpox) in a single-tube multiplex reaction format. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 27, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical device companies gear up to make kits to test the new threat
The company said its experts have developed "POX-Q Multiplexed RT-PCR kit" for the detection of the novel virus along with differentiation from varicella zoster virus (chickenpox) in a single-tube multiplex reaction format. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 27, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Measles, Chickenpox Cases Reported in IDP Camps in Amhara Region
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- Measles cases were reported in Berehet and Minjar woredas in North Shewa Zone of Amhara Region as well as in two IDP sites (China camp and Woinshet IDP site) in Debre Birhan city. Similarily, Chickenpox cases were also reported in Weleh IDP site in Waghemra Zone over the past three weeks, according to the UN. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 12, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Measles, Chickenpox Cases Reported in North Shewa and Waghemra IDP Camps in Amhara Region
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- Measles cases were reported in Berehet and Minjar woredas in North Shewa Zone of Amhara Region as well as in two IDP sites (China camp and Woinshet IDP site) in Debre Birhan city. Similarily, Chickenpox cases were also reported in Weleh IDP site in Waghemra Zone over the past three weeks, according to the UN. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 12, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Your Monkeypox Questions Answered
(MedPage Today) -- What are best practices for swabbing monkeypox lesions? Do chickenpox and smallpox vaccines prevent monkeypox? CDC experts answered these and other questions during a Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity call, while... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - June 30, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Chickenpox: Dr Zoe urges Britons to spot the three stages of symptoms as cases rise in UK
DOCTOR Zoe has highlighted the key characteristics of chickenpox symptoms for all three stages of the disease, amid a recent surge in cases across the UK. The expert warned the infection may be contagious before warning signs emerge. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news