Herpes zoster in Australia: evidence of increase in incidence in adults attributable to varicella immunization?

@article{Jardine2011HerpesZI,
  title={Herpes zoster in Australia: evidence of increase in incidence in adults attributable to varicella immunization?},
  author={Andrew Jardine and Stephen J Conaty and Hassan P Vally},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={2011},
  volume={139 5},
  pages={658-65}
}
Rates of herpes zoster (HZ) hospitalizations, antiviral prescriptions, and New South Wales emergency-department presentations for age groups <20, 20-39, 40-59 and ⩾60 years were investigated. Trends were analysed using Poisson regression to determine if rates increased following funding of varicella immunization in Australia in November 2005. The regression analysis revealed significantly increasing trends of between 2% and 6% per year in both antiviral prescriptions and emergency-department… CONTINUE READING
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