TITLE

Should the UK introduce varicella vaccine?

AUTHOR(S)
Roderick, Marion; Ramanan, Athimalaipet V.; Finn, Adam
PUB. DATE
December 2007
SOURCE
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Dec2007, Vol. 92 Issue 12, p1051
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a perspective on the paper by Cameron et al about the importance of introducing varicella vaccine in Great Britain. Cameron el al describe 112 children with severe complications of chickenpox reported over a 13-month period. A temporary strategy of immunising all teenagers without a history of chickenpox could be implemented without fear of altering the epidemiology of chickenpox. This could prevent cases of severe disease in adults and pregnant women and raise public awareness of the potential and desirability of primary prevention.
ACCESSION #
28024407

 

Related Articles

  • Aging, Immunity, and the Varicella—Zoster Virus. Arvin, Ann // New England Journal of Medicine;6/2/2005, Vol. 352 Issue 22, p2266 

    The article presents information on Varicella Zoster virus (VZV), that causes chickenpox and herpes. According to earlier researches, older people are vulnerable to this virus. Researchers suggest that aging creates a special vulnerability to the painful skin rash caused by (VZV). This virus is...

  • Dealing with chickenpox. White, Sharon // Independent Nurse;2/15/2010, p18 

    The article focuses on chickenpox, which is an acute infection caused by the virus, varicella zoster. Chickenpox is very infectious and its peak season is during winter and spring, with transmission being done by direct contact with the carrier, airborne droplets or contact with infected...

  • Childhood immunisation for varicella zoster virus. Farlow, Andrew // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);8/23/2008, Vol. 337 Issue 7667, p419 

    The author reflects on the use of childhood immunization for the prevention of the varicella zoster virus. He suggests that the universal adoption of immunization depends on science, politics and society's attitude towards its risks. He argues that immunization has reduced the incidence of...

  • Chickenpox in the immunocompromised child. Roderick, Marion; Finn, Adam; Ramanan, A. V. // Archives of Disease in Childhood;Jul2012, Vol. 97 Issue 7, p587 

    The article focuses on the state of chickenpox prevention in the immunocompromised children. It says that varicella zoster immunoglobulin (VZIG) has a significant threat for chickenpox in children who need immunosuppression, wherein VZIG has been shown to modify varicella infection. It also...

  • Genome-wide reduction in transcriptomal profiles of varicella-zoster virus vaccine strains compared with Parental Oka strain using long oligonucleotide microarrays. Esther Grinfeld; Alan Ross; Thorsten Forster; Peter Ghazal; Peter Kennedy // Virus Genes;Feb2009, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p19 

    Abstract  Varicella-Zoster virus (VZV) causes varicella as a primary infection following which it becomes latent in human ganglia and then reactivates to cause herpes zoster. VZV vaccines are used to prevent primary infection with varicella, and also to reduce the incidence of viral...

  • Does Prior Infection with Varicella-Zoster Virus Influence Risk of Adult Glioma? Wrensch, Margaret; Weinberg, Adriana; Wiencke, John; Masters, Helen; Miike, Rei; Barger, Geoffrey; Lee, Marion // American Journal of Epidemiology;1997, Vol. 145 Issue 7, p594 

    To evaluate a possible association between varicella-zoster virus infection and glioma, the authors asked adults with glioma (n = 462) whose tumors were diagnosed between August 1, 1991, and March 31, 1994, and age-, sex-, and ethnicity-matched controls (n = 443) about their histories of...

  • Varicella Vaccine and Infection with Varicella—Zoster Virus. Vázquez, Marietta; Shapiro, Eugene D. // New England Journal of Medicine;2/3/2005, Vol. 352 Issue 5, p439 

    The article presents information on infections caused by Varicella-Zoster virus and the vaccination to prevent these infections. It has been established by earlier studies that Varicella-Zoster virus is the cause of both chickenpox and herpes. It was in 1974 in Japan, when a live attenuated...

  • SuçiçeÄŸi Aşısı. Çokuğraş, Haluk // Journal of Pediatric Infection / Cocuk Enfeksiyon Dergisi;Sep2008 Supplement, Vol. 2, p120 

    Whereas chickenpox is a mild disease in otherwise healthy children, varicella virus in an immundeficient individual may lead to a more serious form Varicella vaccine is licensed for use in healthy children at 12 months of age. In all countries except the USA, one dose of vaccine is recommended...

  • Nucleotide Sequences that Distinguish Oka Vaccine from Parental Oka and Other Varicella-Zoster... Argaw, Takele; Cohen, Jeffrey I.; Klutch, Michael; Lekstrom, Kristen; Yoshikawa, Tetsushi; Asano, Yoshizo; Krause, Philip R. // Journal of Infectious Diseases;3/1/2000, Vol. 181 Issue 3, p1153 

    Identifies nucleotide sequences that distinguish Oka vaccine from parental Oka and other varicella-zoster virus isolates. Predicted difference in amino acid sequences; Stability of nucleotide changes identified in Oka vaccine viruses after passage in human subjects; Factors attributing to the...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics