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?
CONCLUSIONS: Existing evidence on the safety and effectiveness of MMR/MMRV vaccines support their use for mass immunisation. Campaigns aimed at global eradication should assess epidemiological and socioeconomic situations of the countries as well as the capacity to achieve high vaccination coverage. More evidence is needed to assess whether the protective effect of MMR/MMRV could wane with time since immunisation.PMID:34806766 | DOI:10.1002/14651858.CD004407.pub5
ConclusionsAfter two years of mandatory vaccination law in Italy, vaccination coverages have reached the 95% threshold only among patients of 24 months of age. Older cohorts still show inadequate vaccination coverages despite the introduction of mandatory vaccination law. Health services at regional level should develop policies and strategies aiming to improve vaccination coverages and to reach herd immunity.Key messagesAfter the introduction on mandatory vaccination, vaccination coverages reached the 95% threshold only among patients of 24 months of age.Health services should develop strategies aiming to improve vaccination coverages.
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Vibha Mehta, Krithiga Ramachandran, Reshu Agarwal, Seema Alam, Viniyendra Pamecha, Ekta GuptaJournal of Global Infectious Diseases 2021 13(3):142-144 Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) is a DNA virus belonging to the Herpesviridae family. Primary infection causes chickenpox followed by latency in the sensory ganglia, which can sometimes reactivate leading to herpes zoster. Chicken pox is generally a mild disease of childhood with a secondary attack rate of >85%, but disseminated VZV infection with visceral involvement and fatal outcome may occur in immunocompromised individuals. Indian Academy of Pediatrics recommends t...
Chickenpox is the clinical manifestation of primary infection with varicella zoster virus (VZV) and a mild disease in the vast majority of cases. However, complications occur, primarily bacterial infections of vesicles, sometimes with deeper infection and sepsis, as well as neurological complications; e.g. encephalitis, meningitis, or classically acute cerebellitis with ataxia. Rare complications such as pneumonitis, hepatitis and haemorrhagic complications may occur (Gershon et al., 2018). There is even an increased risk of stroke in the time period 6 months after a chickenpox episode (Thomas et al., 2014).
The war against COVID-19 has changed because of the highly contagious delta variant, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control said, proposing a clearer message, mandatory vaccines for health workers and a return to universal masking.
The CDC on Friday released data showing that vaccinated people are at risk for COVID-19 infection, that they can spread the disease and that the Delta variant may be as contagious as chickenpox.
FRIDAY, July 30, 2021 -- A new internal government document claims the Delta variant appears to cause more severe illness than earlier coronavirus variants and spreads as easily as chickenpox. In laying out the evidence that this variant looks like...
Infections in vaccinated Americans also may be as transmissible as those in unvaccinated people, the document said, and lead more often to severe illness.