Strategies to prevent varicella among newly arrived adult immigrants and refugees: a cost-effectiveness analysis.

@article{Merrett2006StrategiesTP,
  title={Strategies to prevent varicella among newly arrived adult immigrants and refugees: a cost-effectiveness analysis.},
  author={Patrick Merrett and Kevin Schwartzman and Paul A. Rivest and Christina Greenaway},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2006},
  volume={44 8},
  pages={
          1040-8
        }
}
In temperate, industrialized countries, such as Canada, varicella is a common disease in childhood [1]. In tropical countries, for reasons that are not entirely clear, varicella occurs among young adults. Seroprevalence data from tropical regions suggest that up to 30% of individuals are susceptible to varicella at 20 years of age, and 5%-10% remain susceptible at 30 years of age [2, 3]. There have been many reported outbreaks of varicella in immigrant populations in industrialized countries… CONTINUE READING

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