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Varicella disease after introduction of varicella vaccine in the United States, 1995-2000.
CONTEXT Before licensure of varicella vaccine in 1995, varicella was a universal childhood disease in the United States, causing 4 million cases, 11,000 hospitalizations, and 100 deaths every year.… Expand
Contagiousness of varicella in vaccinated cases: a household contact study.
CONTEXT Limited data are available on the contagiousness of vaccinated varicella cases. OBJECTIVES To describe secondary attack rates within households according to disease history and vaccination… Expand
Second varicella infections: are they more common than previously thought?
OBJECTIVE To describe the epidemiology and clinical characteristics of varicella reinfections reported to a surveillance project. METHODS We investigated varicella cases reported to a surveillance… Expand
Epidemiology of varicella hospitalizations in the United States, 1995-2005.
To describe the impact of the varicella vaccination program on varicella-related hospitalizations (VRHs) in the United States, data from the Varicella Active Surveillance Project (VASP) were used to… Expand
Chickenpox or smallpox: the use of the febrile prodrome as a distinguishing characteristic.
- Z. Moore, J. Seward, B. Watson, Teresa J. Maupin, A. Jumaan
- Clinical infectious diseases : an official…
- 15 December 2004
BACKGROUND The ability to differentiate chickenpox from smallpox is important for early recognition of bioterrorism events and prevention of false alarms. The febrile prodrome is a clinical feature… Expand