Chickenpox Outbreak In NC School: Why You Should Get The Chickenpox Vaccine
Here is why you shouldn't underestimate chickenpox. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Major chickenpox outbreak in anti-vax hot spot
Thirty-six children in North Carolina have been diagnosed at a private school where many families claim religious exemption from vaccines (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chickenpox Outbreak at School Linked to Vaccine Exemptions
It is the largest outbreak in North Carolina since the chickenpox vaccine first became available in 1995. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHRISTINA CARON Tags: Chicken Pox Vaccination and Immunization Asheville (NC) Education (K-12) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Source Type: news

Chickenpox Outbreak Hits N.C. Private School With Low Vaccination Rates
Three dozen students have been infected at Asheville Waldorf School – which has among the very highest rates of parents claiming religious exemption from state vaccine requirements.(Image credit: Milos Bataveljic/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurel Wamsley Source Type: news

Chickenpox Outbreak Hits North Carolina School With High Vaccination Exemption Rate
A North Carolina school where a high concentration of families claim religious exemption from vaccines is facing the state’s worst chickenpox outbreak in more than 20 years. The chickenpox outbreak has affected 36 students at Asheville Waldorf School, health officials with Buncombe County said. The outbreak ranks as North Carolina’s largest since a chickenpox vaccine became available more than 20 years ago, the Asheville Citizen Times reports. The Asheville Waldorf School has one of the highest rates in the state of families who opt out of vaccines based on religious beliefs, according to data from North Caroli...
Source: TIME: Health - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized chickenpox North Carolina onetime vaccines Source Type: news

Vaccine-Exempt Kids Behind Chickenpox Outbreak
Thirty-six students at Asheville Waldorf School were diagnosed with the disease last Friday, BBC News reported. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccine-Exempt Students Behind N.C. Chickenpox Outbreak
TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 -- North Carolina's largest chickenpox outbreak in decades is centered in a primary school with a large number of vaccine-exempt students, according to health officials. Thirty-six students at Asheville Waldorf School were... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

More chickenpox cases reported in anti-vaxxer community
Thirty-three students at Asheville Waldorf School, a private school in North Carolina, now have chickenpox in the biggest outbreak to hit the state since the vaccine was invented in 1995. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

North Carolina chickenpox outbreak blamed on vaccination exemptions
A chickenpox outbreak among students at Asheville Waldorf School in North Carolina has grown to 36 cases as of Monday, and exemptions from vaccination were a contributing factor, according to the Buncombe County Health Department, which has been monitoring the situation since the end of October. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chickenpox outbreak blamed on vaccination exemptions
A chickenpox outbreak among students at Asheville Waldorf School in North Carolina has grown to 36 cases as of Monday, and exemptions from vaccination were a contributing factor, according to the Buncombe County Health Department, which has been monitoring the situation since the end of October. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Nov. 20, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Vaccine-Exempt Students Behind N.C. Chickenpox Outbreak North Carolina's largest chickenpox outbreak in decades is centered in a primary school... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Vaccine-Exempt Students Behind N.C. Chickenpox Outbreak
Title: Vaccine-Exempt Students Behind N.C. Chickenpox OutbreakCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/20/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - November 20, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the risks and benefits of pox parties?
Chickenpox is a common childhood illness that results from a viral infection. Although a vaccine is available, some people prefer for their child to attend a chickenpox party to build up immunity to the virus in a natural way. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: When to Get the Shingles Vaccine
-- Once you have had chickenpox, you are at risk for developing shingles, a painful skin rash and nerve disease that's caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. Shingles can strike at any age, but usually affects adults after age 50, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Best treatments for chickenpox scar removal
Most people experience chickenpox at least once during their lifetime. Some people may develop scars from it, especially if they scratch the lesions. Learn about different methods of chickenpox scar removal here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Vaccine court admits that the chickenpox vaccine permanently disabled a young boy
(Natural News) While vaccine makers and the mainstream media continue to deny that vaccines can be harmful, the vaccine court in the United States is quietly awarding money to victims of vaccine injuries, and after a protracted legal battle, the Department of Health and Human Services has even admitted the chickenpox vaccine caused one boy’s... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Panic over chickenpox outbreak in North Carolina private school
Asheville Waldorf School now has 28 cases of chickenpox, up from 13 last week. North Carolina's rate of unvaccinated children doubled between 2012 and 2016 due to easy exemption rules. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colorado parents are holding 'chickenpox parties' to infect their kids
The group in Boulder, part of a growing anti-vaxxer movement, believe infecting their kids is safer than getting a varicella zoster vaccine, and they wrongly claim it's advice from the NHS and CDC. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Shingles -- if you're over 50, get your vaccination
Shingles: Vaccination can lower your risk? Shingles is a viral infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus ? the same virus that causes chickenpox. After you've had chickenpox, the virus remains inactive in nerve tissue near your spinal cord and brain. Years later, the virus may reactivate as shingles, causing a painful skin rash along nerve [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 28, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Sunderland couple who watched their baby DIE from chickenpox
Layton Boys-Hope was 12 months old when he died from sepsis - an immune response caused by the common virus. His parents say medics at Sunderland Royal Hospital didn't notice the warning signs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Couple who watched their baby DIE from chickenpox
Layton Boys-Hope was 12 months old when he died from sepsis - an immune response caused by the common virus. His parents say medics at Sunderland Royal Hospital didn't notice the warning signs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Monkeypox warning - how deadly virus infection is different to chickenpox revealed
MONKEYPOX virus was diagnosed in the UK for the first time last weekend, Public Health England confirmed. The rare - and deadly - disease, which causes headaches, fever and a widespread rash, is similar to chickenpox, but with some distinctive differences. These are the signs and symptoms of both infectious viral infections. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Monkeypox warning: How virus infection is different to chickenpox - second case in UK
MONKEYPOX virus has been diagnosed in the UK twice within the past five days, Public Health England confirmed. The rare disease, which causes headaches, fever and a widespread rash, is similar to chickenpox, but with some distinctive differences. These are the signs and symptoms of both infectious viral infections. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Having to pay for your own shingles vaccine isn't ageism, tribunal rules
When Thomas Hasek decided to get immunized against shingles a few years back, he had to pay $200 for the shot. That struck him as unfair — after all, the childhood chickenpox vaccine addresses the same virus, and it's publicly funded. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to treat shingles on the face
Shingles is a skin condition that is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. Shingles results in a painful rash that may also burn or itch. It typically appears on the torso but can develop on the face and affect the eyes. Treatments include antiviral drugs. Learn more about shingles on the face here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Shingles Source Type: news

‘ You don ’ t achieve anything in the movement by yourself ’
UNISON’s new president Gordon McKay is a mental health nurse from the union’s Ayrshire and Arran health branch. He’s been a member of the union for 31 years, having joined the NHS in 1987 and UNISON forebear NUPE on the very same day. “In working class communities in Scotland, that’s what you did – you joined your union straight away,” he says. But he’s keen to stress that joining a union was far from an unthinking action. “It was recognised that the best way to defend yourself was to defend your colleagues, in the knowledge that when the time came, they would defend yo...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - August 3, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Magazine mental health Northern president presidential team Scotland UNISON Cymru/Wales Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Chickenpox vs. measles: What's the difference?
When it comes to chickenpox vs. measles, there are differences as well as similarities. While both are viral infections, they ’re caused by different viruses. While both cause rashes, one produces an itchy rash whereas the other comes with a non-itchy rash. We’ll compare these two conditions in several different areas. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Mother releases horrifying images of her daughter struck down with the worst case of chickenpox
Lianne Taylor, from Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, claims she was turned away twice after taking Evie-Beth to A&E when she broke out in spots. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Shingles 101
-- Shingles is a painful rash that is caused by the herpes zoster virus, the same one that causes chickenpox. After triggering chickenpox, the virus may lay dormant inside the body and re-emerge as shingles, typically after a person reaches age... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is acyclovir?
Acyclovir comes in several prescription forms, including an oral tablet. The acyclovir oral tablet is used to treat viral infections such as shingles, genital herpes, and chickenpox. This form is available as both a generic drug and the brand-name drug Zovirax. Learn about its side effects, warnings, dosage, and more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacy / Pharmacist Source Type: news

EXPLOSIVE research: Chickenpox vaccine linked to widespread increase in shingles
(Natural News) If you ever had chicken pox, you probably have some unpleasant memories of the unrelenting itch and long soaks in an oatmeal bath looking for some relief. Most kids today will never know the misery of a bout of chicken pox because of the chicken pox vaccine, but it looks like all of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ICE detainee held in California prison diagnosed with chickenpox
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A detained immigrant has contracted chickenpox in California prison holding 1,000 asylum seekers
On June 18, officials sent out a warning to 800 staff saying the person had contracted varicella (chickenpox) while behind bars, and was now in isolation, according to a letter obtained by LAist. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From vitamin C therapy to acupuncture: Natural ways to prevent and ease shingles
(Natural News) Even though at least one in three people will develop shingles, or herpes zoster, in their lifetime, there are only a handful of effective remedies for the viral disease. A person develops shingles when latent varicella-zoster/chickenpox virus reactivates along the sensory nerves in the skin. The symptoms of shingles include painful blisters that last for about... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask Well: Is Shingles Contagious?
People who have never had chickenpox are at risk for developing the illness if they come in contact with a shingles patient ’ s blisters. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Shingles (Disease) Chicken Pox Immune System Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

Personal Health: Why You Should Get the New Shingles Vaccine
People 50 and older should get the new shingles vaccine whether or not they remember having had chickenpox as a child, experts say. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Shingles (Disease) Vaccination and Immunization Chicken Pox Viruses Immune System Source Type: news

Chickenpox vaccine found to cause shingles in some children
(Natural News) A case study published in the journal Pediatric Dermatology looked at shingles cases that occurred in healthy children that were vaccinated for chickenpox. In the study, the authors looked at cases of shingles that were initially thought to be skin rashes. The authors looked at seven cases of children who contracted herpes zoster (shingles) at the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chickenpox symptoms: Can adults get the illness? Dr Sara outlines complications of rash
CHICKENPOX symptoms can include a high temperature, aches and pains, a loss of appetite, and, one of the more recognisable signs, an itchy and spotty rash. The illness mostly affects children, but can adults get it? Dr Sara Kayat appeared on This Morning to offer her advice for adults fearful of contracting the illness during chickenpox season. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chickenpox WARNING: Taking ibuprofen to relieve itchy spots 'can make someone very ill'
CHICKENPOX season is fast approaching meaning it ’s more important than ever to recognise the spots and symptoms. Most cases require little or no treatment, and a vaccine can work as a preventative method. But a pharmacist is warning people of the dangers with administering ibuprofen. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chickenpox vs Hand Foot and Mouth Disease
Chickenpox vs. Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - February 5, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What to Do if Your Child Has Chickenpox
Title: What to Do if Your Child Has ChickenpoxCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/8/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/9/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - January 9, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

What to Do if Your Child Has Chickenpox
MONDAY, Jan. 8, 2017 -- Have a child with chickenpox? Don't despair. There are a number of things you can do to care for a child with this disease. " For most healthy children, chickenpox clears on its own without treatment, " said Dr. Sheila Fallon... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

London woman becomes oldest person ever to have chickenpox
The unnamed patient, who was treated at the Princess Royal University Hospital in London, had already battled the contagious bug as a child before contracting it again nine decades later. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is shingles contagious? Symptoms risk rises with age and being near chickenpox sufferers
SHINGLES causes painful symptoms and complications in older people, however getting the vaccine could protect you. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

QuickStats: Percentage of Children Aged 4 –17 Years Who had Ever had Varicella (Chickenpox), by Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, 2007–2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - December 7, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

From chickenpox to shingles: new insights
The virus that causes chickenpox can also lead to more serious and painful conditions in older people. An EU-funded researcher is discovering how the virus interacts with the immune system and, possibly, how it might be controlled. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - November 14, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

FDA approves better vaccine against painful shingles virus
US regulators approve a new, more effective vaccine to prevent painful shingles caused by the chickenpox virus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Housecall: Understanding shingles
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Shingles: An overview Shingles is a viral infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus ? the same virus that causes chickenpox. After you've had chickenpox, the virus remains inactive in nerve tissue near your spinal cord and brain. Years later, the virus may reactivate as shingles, causing a painful skin rash along [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 2, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

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