What is the painful condition called shingles?
What is shingles, the painful skin condition caused by same virus as chickenpox and the rare condition that partially paralyzed Justin Bieber's face? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 10, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DHS Announces Immunization Updates for Children in Child Care Centers and Schools
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has announced updates to the immunizations needed for children in child care centers and schools. The changes include updated requirements related to meningitis and whooping cough immunizations, and that past chickenpox infection must be documented by a qualified medical professional. There is no change to existing exemption options for medical, religious, or philosophical reasons. Seasonal flu vaccination or COVID-19 vaccination are not required...(see release)JenniferC.MillerFebruary 1, 2023 (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - February 1, 2023 Category: Hospital Management Authors: JenniferC.Miller Source Type: news

Little girl, 4, needed a life-saving operation after catching a 'flesh-eating' infection
Young Reign Passey had a childhood bout of chickenpox, but the common viral infection soon turned into something more sinister. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 24, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Varicella vaccine (live): PGD template
Patient group direction (PGD) template to support outbreaks where chickenpox is co-circulating with scarlet fever in non-immune children from 9 months of age and adults. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 12, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Expanded Laboratory Testing for Varicella - Minnesota, 2016-2023
This report describes expanded laboratory testing for varicella by the Minnesota Department of Health. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - January 6, 2023 Category: American Health Tags: Chickenpox (Varicella Disease) MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Shingles (Herpes Zoster) Source Type: news

Growing vaccine hesitancy fuels measles, chickenpox resurgence in U.S.
An Ohio measles outbreak among unvaccinated children comes at a time of heightened concern about the public health consequences of anti-vaccine sentiment. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

Africa: Dormant Shingles Virus in Your Neurons Can Increase Risk of Stroke - New Research Identified a Potential Culprit
[The Conversation Africa] Over 90% of the world population has the virus that causes chickenpox lying dormant in their nervous system. Most people contract the varicella zoster virus, or VZV, when they get chickenpox as children. For around a third of these people, this same virus will reactivate years later and cause shingles, also called herpes zoster. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 21, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Multiple infections could make us much sicker – strep A, RSV and flu are a dangerous mix | Daniela Ferreira
The pandemic has changed the seasonal pattern of infectious diseases, and risky, little-understood blends are the resultAround this time last year, my young daughter caught chickenpox. I thought it was a standard case of a normal childhood illness – we’d manage it by trying to ease the itching and everything would be fine.Instead, my daughter got worse. She developed a sore throat, then a body rash, and struggled to drink liquids. Again, I thought this was a normal progression of her infection and she would eventually get better. It was only after I started talking to my colleagues that I learned that group A strep cas...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 12, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Daniela Ferreira Tags: Strep A Infectious diseases Microbiology Coronavirus Children Flu UK news Source Type: news

Shingles Ups Odds of Stroke, Heart Attack By Almost 30%
MONDAY, Dec. 5, 2022 -- People who ' ve had a bout of shingles may face a heightened risk of heart attack or stroke in later years, a new, large study suggests. Anyone who ever had chickenpox can develop shingles — a painful rash that is caused by a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 5, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Shingles -- not just a band of blisters
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: A friend recently went through a bout of shingles. I really don't know much about this condition, but I know it was painful. How do you get it? Is there a treatment or vaccine for it? ANSWER: Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a common condition caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which also causes chickenpox. Not everyone who has had chickenpox will develop shingles. However, after years of lying dormant in nerve tissue… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 28, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

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