Vaccines for post-exposure prophylaxis against varicella (chickenpox) in children and adults.

@article{Macartney2012VaccinesFP,
  title={Vaccines for post-exposure prophylaxis against varicella (chickenpox) in children and adults.},
  author={Kristine Macartney and Anita E. Heywood and Peter McIntyre},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2012},
  volume={6},
  pages={
          CD001833
        }
}
BACKGROUND The prevention of varicella (chickenpox) using live attenuated varicella vaccines has been demonstrated both in randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and in population-based immunisation programmes in countries such as the United States and Australia. Many countries do not routinely immunise children against varicella and exposures continue to occur. Although the disease is often mild, complications such as secondary bacterial infection, pneumonitis and encephalitis occur in about 1… CONTINUE READING
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