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Alaska reports cluster of chickenpox cases

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Tweet The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services recently reported a cluster of chickenpox cases in the Kenai/Soldotna area with the potential for wider community exposure. Health officials identified three related cases of chickenpox, also known as varicella, in … Read More »

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Merck’s Durham facility receives FDA approval to manufacture bulk varicella

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TweetMerck, a global healthcare company, recently announced that its Durham, North Carolina-based facility received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval to manufacture bulk varicella for use in vaccines against shingles and chickenpox. In 2010, the Durham site received approval to … Read More »

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Indiana updates vaccine requirements for students

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TweetIndiana state health officials recently announced its updated state immunization requirements for students from kindergarten through 12th grade include the addition of two chickenpox vaccines. “We experienced multiple outbreaks of chickenpox around that state during the last school year,” Indiana … Read More »

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Varicella vaccine neutralizes chicken pox

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Tweet The varicella vaccine has largely neutralized chickenpox, according to a 14-year study recently published in Pediatrics. The study, which was conducted by the Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center, followed 7,585 children who were vaccinated in 1995 between 12 and … Read More »

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Chicken pox cases fall in Australia after vaccine introduced

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Tweet New research suggests the introduction of a chicken pox vaccine at Australian hospitals in 2006 has prevented thousands of children from being hospitalized as a result of the illness. A national study of chicken pox admissions at four major … Read More »

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Hong Kong facing shortage of chickenpox vaccine

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Tweet Children in Hong Kong may be vulnerable to chickenpox infection because of a shortage of vaccines. One supplier blamed the shortage on a drastic increase in demand, saying that it has been out of vaccine stock since January, SCMP.com … Read More »

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Indiana schools to require chickenpox vaccines next year

Tweet Indiana’s Department of Health published its school immunization requirements on Wednesday for the 2013-2014 school year for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The publication comes with several new requirements, including two valid doses of varicella vaccine or a … Read More »

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Chickenpox spreads to five Fla. public schools

TweetHealth officials in Florida added 25 students who are not vaccinated against chickenpox to a list of those barred from attending class in five public schools in High Springs and Alachua on Wednesday. There have been 65 cases of chickenpox … Read More »

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Chicken pox rates decreased following vaccinations of older children

Parents warned about chickenpox lollipops

Chickenpox death rates fall 97 percent

Chicken pox incidence dropping, study shows

Chickenpox outbreak in Florida

Chickenpox outbreak increases hospital admissions

Medical care for chickenpox down since vaccine’s introduction

Mich. county’s chicken pox cases increase