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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
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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 vaccinationExpand
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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 surveillanceExpand
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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 toExpand
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Chickenpox or smallpox: the use of the febrile prodrome as a distinguishing characteristic.
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 featureExpand
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