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Prevention of varicella: recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).
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This report revises, updates, and replaces the 1996 and 1999 ACIP statements for prevention of varicella, and adopts new recommendations regarding the use of live, attenuated variceLLA vaccines for Prevention of Varicella. Expand
Prevention of herpes zoster: recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).
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Zoster vaccine is recommended for all persons aged > or =60 years who have no contraindications, including persons who report a previous episode of zoster or who have chronic medical conditions, and the vaccine was partially efficacious at preventing zoster. Expand
Acute Flaccid Myelitis in the United States, August-December 2014: Results of Nationwide Surveillance.
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Empirical data suggest this AFM cluster was likely associated with the large outbreak of EV-D68-associated respiratory illness, although direct laboratory evidence linking AFM with EV- D68 remains inconclusive. Expand
Recent resurgence of mumps in the United States.
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Despite a high coverage rate with two doses of mumps-containing vaccine, a large mumps outbreak occurred in 2006, characterized by two-dose vaccine failure, particularly among midwestern college-age adults who probably received the second dose as schoolchildren. Expand
Varicella disease after introduction of varicella vaccine in the United States, 1995-2000.
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Varicella disease has declined dramatically in surveillance areas with moderate vaccine coverage, with the greatest extent among children aged 1 to 4 years, but cases declined in all age groups, including infants and adults. Expand
Varicella mortality: trends before vaccine licensure in the United States, 1970-1994.
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Investigation and reporting of allvaricella deaths in the United States is needed to accurately document deaths due to varicella, to improve prevention efforts, and to evaluate the vaccine's impact on mortality. Expand
Vaccine policy changes and epidemiology of poliomyelitis in the United States.
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The change in polio vaccination policy from OPV to exclusive use of IPV was successfully implemented and led to the elimination of VAPP in the United States. Expand
Varicella Prevention in the United States: A Review of Successes and Challenges
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Data are inconclusive regarding an effect of the varicella vaccination program on herpes zoster epidemiology; however, even with high vaccination coverage, the effectiveness of 1 dose of vaccine did not generate sufficient population immunity to prevent community transmission. Expand
Severe respiratory illness associated with a nationwide outbreak of enterovirus D68 in the USA (2014): a descriptive epidemiological investigation
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The clinical, epidemiological, and laboratory features of this outbreak of Enterovirus D68 are described to better understand the role of EV-D68 in severe respiratory illness and to underscore the need for robust surveillance of enterovirus types. Expand
Incidence of herpes zoster, before and after varicella-vaccination-associated decreases in the incidence of varicella, 1992-2002.
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The findings revealed that the vaccination-associated decrease in varicella disease did not result in an increase in the incidence of HZ, and these early findings will have to be confirmed as the occurrence of varICElla disease continues to decrease. Expand
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