Analysis of United Kingdom wild-type strains of varicella-zoster virus: differentiation from the Oka vaccine strain.

@article{Hawrami1997AnalysisOU,
  title={Analysis of United Kingdom wild-type strains of varicella-zoster virus: differentiation from the Oka vaccine strain.},
  author={Khidir Hawrami and Judith Breuer},
  journal={Journal of medical virology},
  year={1997},
  volume={53 1},
  pages={60-2}
}
In Japan and the United States, where vaccination against varicella-zoster virus (VZV) infection with the live attenuated Oka strain of varicella is routine, cases of chickenpox or shingles occurring in vaccinees can be caused by either wild-type or vaccine virus. Differentiating such cases is important epidemiologically and can be achieved only using molecular typing methods. In the United Kingdom, the Oka vaccine is being considered for use in groups at risk of severe primary varicella, such… CONTINUE READING
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