My sister is taking her young daughter to what she called a "chickenpox party." The idea is to expose her daughter to the chickenpox virus instead of having her vaccinated against it. Is this safe or are there other options?
We are in the midst of a measles epidemic. As of July 25th, more than 1,100 cases have been reported in 30 states since the beginning of the year. That’s the highest number since 1992 — and since measles was declared eliminated in 2000. Given that measles is extremely contagious — the virus can linger in rooms even after a sick person has left — and can lead to serious complications, this is really alarming. There is a simple way to help: get more people immunized. How many children receive vaccines? Most children in the US are immunized. Only a little more than 1% of children have no immunizations....
About two dozen Catholic school students and parents in Kentucky have lost their initial appeal in challenging a health department's efforts to control a chickenpox outbreak
Abstract Herpes zoster (HZ), also known as shingles, results from reactivation of the latent varicella-zoster virus (VZV), which commonly causes chickenpox in childhood. Greater than 90% of adults are infected with this virus, putting them at risk for reactivation. HZ presents as a painful, vesicular rash distributed in a unilateral and dermatomal pattern along dorsal root or cranial nerve ganglia. The rash often presents with prodromal symptoms and progresses to include clear vesicular clusters, evolving through stages of pustulation, ulceration, and crusting. HZ therapy currently involves the use of antiviral ag...
Children who have been vaccinated for chickenpox have a 78 percent lower risk of developing shingles than unvaccinated children, according to research.
Kids who were vaccinated against chickenpox had a 78% lower risk of developing shingles, the researchers said.
MONDAY, June 10, 2019 -- Shingles isn't usually considered a kids'disease, but children can get this painful condition. Fortunately, the chickenpox vaccine can also protect them against it, a new study finds. " The virus that causes chickenpox also...
Children vaccinated against chickenpox had a 78 percent lower rate of shingles than their unvaccinated peers.
Londoner Sarah Westcott, 44, right, had her youngest son Gabriel, now three, immunised after her 14-year-old daughter Bridy, left, suffered badly with chickenpox as a young girl.
Two months after going to court over a chickenpox policy, an unvaccinated teen came down with the illness, his lawyer said Wednesday.
A Kentucky teen who was banned from school for refusing vaccination against chickenpox has come down with the disease, his lawyer says.