Herpes Zoster: New Insights Provide an Important Wake-Up Call for Management of Nosocomial Transmission

Breuer, Judith
March 2008
Journal of Infectious Diseases;3/1/2008, Vol. 197 Issue 5, p635
Academic Journal
The article offers information on Herpes Zoster (HZ). It is posed the HZ remains a substantial medical problem, prevailing in a projected 600,000 patients annually in the United States. It is also mentioned that the use of effective antiviral agents has lessened morbidity and mortality from acute HZ, but has had little influence on the occurrence of persistent neuropathic pain. Moreover, although an efficient vaccine that prevented 51.3% of HZ in vaccinees over the age of 60 years has been acknowledged in the United States its use is not yet recognized in a large area.


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