TITLE

SURVEILLANCE ON VARICELLA IN EXTREMADURA, SPAIN, THROUGH THE SENTRY SYSTEM

AUTHOR(S)
Blanco, G. C.; Macho, P. V.; Diaz, M. M. A.; Fernández, C. R.; Aceitero, J. M. R.
PUB. DATE
August 2004
SOURCE
Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health;Aug2004 Supplement 1, Vol. 58, pA74
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The objective of this study was to know the epidemiology of varicella in the autonomous region of Extremadura, Spain, and to decide on the convenience, need and efficiency of implanting strategies of vaccination. During the period 2001-2003 varicella was surveyed by a random selection of 26 first line physicians from the public health system, who attend to a population of 26 008, and who gave weekly notifications according to protocol of all the cases attended by them. The physicians reported 495 cases of varicella: 249 female and 243 male. Symptoms were: rash, fever, general indisposition, migraine, and anorexia.
ACCESSION #
14439001

 

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