Use of vaccination in a large outbreak of primary varicella in a detention setting for African immigrants.

@article{Haas2014UseOV,
  title={Use of vaccination in a large outbreak of primary varicella in a detention setting for African immigrants.},
  author={E. J. M. de Haas and Larissa Dukhan and Liav Goldstein and Michael Lyandres and Michael Gdalevich},
  journal={International health},
  year={2014},
  volume={6 3},
  pages={203-7}
}
BACKGROUND Primary varicella (PV) presents a public health risk for adults in closed residential settings, especially for immigrants from tropical areas where infection during childhood is less likely. METHODS In this study, an outbreak of PV at a detention facility for illegal immigrants from Eritrea and Sudan in southern Israel is described. Basic demographic information and clinical course for all cases were obtained. RESULTS One hundred and nine cases of PV, all in young adult men aged… CONTINUE READING

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