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varicella:

see chicken poxchicken pox
or varicella
, infectious disease usually occurring in childhood. It is believed to be caused by the same herpesvirus that produces shingles. Chicken pox is highly communicable and is characterized by an easily recognizable rash consisting of blisterlike
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varicella

[‚var·ə′sel·ə]
(medicine)
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The Varicella Comprehensive Care Course, which includes several modules related to the clinical picture, epidemiology, varicella vaccine, cold chain and adverse reactions, is added to the training that the Minsa is carrying out to health personnel.
Caption: VARICELLA VACCINE: Coverage of state-required doses in kindergartners, 2016-2017
Circulation of wild type VZV has declined considerably during the era of varicella and zoster vaccines (2); however, given the delays and challenges in determining if a vesicular rash in a vaccine recipient is VZV, early institution of a contact investigation by clinicians and public health officials might mitigate the risk for VZV transmission.
Out of 50 patients of varicella 39 (78%) were males while 11 (22%) were females.
A 2001 paper predicted that shingles would increase for 30-50 years after mass varicella vaccination, rising to a maximum of about 50% above prevaccination rates, before falling below baseline levels (Epidemiol Infect.
There is a need to formulate a policy to offer vaccination against Varicella zoster virus to all unimmunized individuals before induction in the military to avoid unnecessary interruption in training and academic activities.
The report provides a snapshot of the global therapeutic landscape of Varicella Zoster (HHV-3) Infections
Varicella in an immunocompromised patient often presents as severe disease.
Varicella zoster virus latency, neurological disease and experimental models: an update.
The Results: The incidence of varicella among five- to nineteen-year-olds fell 90%-95%, from 25.
The varicella vaccine was licensed in the United States in 1995, and recommended soon after by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for routine administration to children.
The varicella vaccine--a live attenuated vaccine prepared from the Oka/Merck strain of VZV--may produce symptomatic infections.