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Deterrence/Prevention of Chickenpox (Varicella) by Poh Tin Tan Posted Fri 07 May 2010 9:46pm The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends excluding affected children from school until the sixth day of rash. This may not prevent spread of varicella because the child is infective before the rash appears. Vaccination Varicella vaccine consists of live attenuated Oka strain varicella virus. The vaccine is safe and highly immuno ... Read on »
More Chicken Pox Information by Krystal Plonski Posted Wed 08 Feb 2012 1:47pm Chicken pox (varicella) is caused by the DNA varicella zoster virus, which is related to the herpes zoster virus group. Varicella is considered an acute childhood (less than 12 years old) disease, spread through direct human skin-to-skin contact with the skin lesions, through airborne transmission, or through contact with infected co ... Read on »
Disingenuous CDC Study Confirms Danger of Chicken-pox Vaccine by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Thu 05 Nov 2009 12:00am By John Stone A  newly published study co-authored by the US Centers for Disease Control  into the effectiveness of chicken-pox vaccine states in conclusion: Varicella vaccine substantially decreases the risk of herpes zoster among vaccinated children and its widespread use will likely reduce overall herpes zoster burden in th ... Read on »
Trading Chicken Pox for Shingles? Vax Induced Disease Creates Demand for New Vax? by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Tue 01 Mar 2011 12:00am By Teresa Conrick I usually write about my daughter, Megan, and her many medical issues related to her vaccine injuries.  I am detouring you all briefly to describe a recent bout of Shingles that I have been dealing with as it relates to Megan, autism and a pattern that we have seen.  Let me also point out that Shingles usua ... Read on »
Is Low Risk of Seizures Low Enough for Parents Facing MMR and Chicken Pox Vaccines? by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Tue 29 Jun 2010 12:00am From USA Today . My oldest had a febrile seizure. And then a four year  grand mal seizure ordeal. You do not want to witness your child having a seizure. The first may not be the last. KS   The NYT ran an article today HERE , and takes a more cautionary approach than the USA Today version, suggesting breaking up the vacc ... Read on »
Should you have your child vaccinated for chicken pox? by Stephanie C. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 14 Sep 2008 1:33pm I came down with the chicken pox a couple weeks ago. It suprised me when my friend, a very sensible mother and lawyer, joked about wanting to bring her five-year-old son over to expose him to my virus. She, like many parents, is opposed to vaccinating for chicken pox. Immunization for chicken pox? I don't know about you, but when I was a chi ... Read on »
MMR + Chicken Pox Vaccine = More Seizures by Ginger T. Patient Expert Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 10:34pm Getting the Merck MMRV (Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Chicken Pox combo vaccine), rather than the MMR and separate Chicken Pox vaccine, results in "slightly more" or more than double the seizures, depending on how you want to spin the story: "It found a rate of febrile seizure of nine per 10,000 vaccinations among MMRV recipients, and four ... Read on »
Chicken Pox Shot Protects Against Shingles, Too by ViaMedica Posted Fri 04 Dec 2009 12:00am Vaccinated children less likely to get herpes zoster virus, study finds Children who are vaccinated against chicken pox may also have increased protection against shingles, new findings suggest. U.S. researchers looked at the health records of 172,163 children in southern California who were vaccinated with the varicella (chicken pox) vacci ... Read on »
Chicken Pox, Cold Weather, and The ER: Happy Holidays from Momma Data! by Dr. Polly Doctor of Philosophy Posted Sat 27 Nov 2010 2:48pm Snow, ice, finding the lost mittens, convincing the tween to wear a coat, navigating the teacher gift gauntlet.  Yes, winter's here.  So here's a tiny bit of good news as you wonder how in the world you're gonna survive the next few frosty months. Fewer children end up in the hospital when it's frigid! A huge study out of chilly England fo ... Read on »
Double Doses Of Chicken Pox Vaccine Most Effective by Ed H. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Mon 10 Jan 2011 6:02pm When vaccinating children against varicella (chicken pox), researchers at Yale School of Medicine have found, two doses are better than one. In fact, the odds of developing chicken pox were 95% lower in children who had received two doses of the vaccine compared with those who had received only one dose. Published in the Feb. 1 issue of Jou ... Read on »