The impact of the varicella vaccination program on herpes zoster epidemiology in the United States: a review.

@article{Reynolds2008TheIO,
  title={The impact of the varicella vaccination program on herpes zoster epidemiology in the United States: a review.},
  author={Meredith Ann Reynolds and Sandra Dos Santos Chaves and Rafael Harpaz and Adriana Lopez and Jane F. Seward},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2008},
  volume={197 Suppl 2},
  pages={S224-7}
}
Speculation that a universal varicella vaccination program might lead to an increase in herpes zoster (HZ) incidence has been supported by modeling studies that assume that exposure to varicella boosts immunity and protects against reactivation of varicella-zoster virus (VZV) as HZ. Such studies predict an increase in HZ incidence until the adult population becomes predominantly composed of individuals with vaccine-induced immunity who do not harbor wild-type VZV. In the United States, a… CONTINUE READING
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