The changing epidemiology of varicella
incidence after implementation of the one-dose varicella
Washington, April 1 ( ANI ): The varicella
vaccine has been largely successful in neutralizing chicken pox, scientists say.
The patient was diagnosed as neonatal varicella
by clinical and serological examination.
The child had no history of chickenpox, but had received a single dose of varicella
vaccine as an infant.
Their topics include Varicella
zoster virus transcriptional regulation and the roles of its immediate-early proteins, the role of the ICPO protein in counter-acting intrinsic cellular resistance to virus infection, translational control in Herpes simplex virus-infected cells, structure-function profiles of nine Varicella-zoster virus glycoproteins, nuclear egress and development of Herpes simplex virus, molecular chaperones and alphaherpesvirus infection, Varicella-zoster virus pathogenesis and latency, vaccines and new antiviral strategies against Herpes simplex virus, immunity and immune evasion strategies induced by Varicella
zoster virus, the expression and functions of human alphaherpesvirus microRNAs, and oncolytic Herpes simplex virus vectors for cancer therapy.
I have read with great enthusiasm the paper entitled "Transient depletion of innate immunity in varicella
infection in otherwise healthy children", written by Bahadir and colleagues, in the recent issue of the journal .
Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) is the etiological agent of primary varicella
(chicken pox) in childhood; it establishes a latent infection that may be reactivated to cause herpes zoster (shingles).
Tai Chi, a traditional Chinese form of exercise, may help older adults avoid getting shingles by increasing immunity to varicella-zoster virus (VZV) and boosting the immune response to varicella
vaccine in older adults, according to a new study published in print this week in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
VariZIG is intended for patients without evidence of immunity who have been exposed to varicella
and who are at increased risk for severe disease and complications.
Kenneth Beer is launching a clinical study to test the efficacy of cosmetic filler Sculptra to treat acne and varicella
(chicken pox) scars.
incubation period was 10 days, which matched the range (10-21 days).
vaccine has been available since March 1995 and is approved for use in healthy children 12 months of age or older, and susceptible (i.e., no evidence of having had chickenpox in the past) adolescents and adults.