Spread of varicella in hospitalized children having no direct contact with an indicator zoster case and its prevention by a live vaccine.

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Varicella spread from a child with zoster to a total of 3 susceptible infants in another room in a children's ward, although they had been strictly isolated. To prevent spread of the disease, the staffs and patients were doing their own washing and no source of natural infection could be found. The cases indicate that it is difficult to predict nosocomial… (More)

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@article{Asano1980SpreadOV, title={Spread of varicella in hospitalized children having no direct contact with an indicator zoster case and its prevention by a live vaccine.}, author={Y. Asano and Satoshi Iwayama and Tetsuro Miyata and T. Yazaki and T. Ozaki and Kazuhiro Tsuzuki and S. Ito and M. Takahashi}, journal={Biken journal}, year={1980}, volume={23 3}, pages={157-61} }