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” that every day...
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