Navigation Links
Chicken pox vaccination should be introduced for children in the UK
Date:11/9/2007

The only realistic way of preventing deaths and severe complications arising from chickenpox is to routinely vaccinate children against the disease, concludes research published ahead of print in Archives of Disease in Childhood.

At present, only healthcare workers and others likely to be at risk of contracting or passing on the infection, are routinely immunised in the UK. But vaccination programmes for children have been introduced in several other countries, including the USA, Canada, Australia, and Finland.

The authors base their conclusions on active monitoring by paediatricians in the UK and Ireland of children up to the age of 16 admitted to hospital with severe complications resulting from chickenpox infection.

During the monitoring period, which ran for 13 months between 2002 and 2003, 188 cases were reported to the British Paediatric Surveillance Unit.

Of these, 112 children met the criteria, giving a case rate of 0.82 per 100,000. Their average age was 3 years.

The complications included septic shock, pneumonia, and encephalitis, as well as uncoordinated movement (ataxia), toxic shock syndrome, and "flesh eating" bacterial infection (necrotising fasciitis).

Almost half the children (46%) had additional bacterial infections.

Six children died. One child died in the womb. Although four of the five other children, who were aged between 2 and 14 years, already had a pre-existing medical condition, these were not groups currently targeted for immunisation.

After discharge, 4 out of 10 children had ongoing problems as a result of their infection, including, most commonly, ataxia or skin scarring.

Their average length of hospital stay was seven days, but ranged from one to 68.

Most of these children were healthy before they contracted the virus, say the authors. Universal immunisation could have prevented their complications, as they were mostly old enough to have rece
'/>"/>

Contact: Emma Dickinson
edickinson@bmj.com
44-020-738-36529
BMJ-British Medical Journal
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Farewell chicken tenders
2. Growing Number of U.S. Kids Not Getting Needed Vaccinations
3. Flu Vaccinations Begin on September 29 Maxim Health Systems to Provide 24,000 Flu Shot Clinics Nationwide
4. Childhood vaccination may protect adult eyes
5. Launch of New Educational Campaign, Spread the Word - NOT the Flu!, Aims to Highlight Importance of Influenza Vaccination
6. Novartis Vaccines Launches National Gift-Giving Program to Help Protect Loved Ones by Reserving an Influenza Vaccination
7. American College of Physicians recommends flu vaccination for health-care workers
8. A missed shot: The failure of HPV vaccination state requirements
9. Umbilical cord clamping should be delayed, says expert
10. Doctors and medical ethicist discuss whether doctors should participate in capital punishment
11. Doctors and Medical Ethicist Discuss Whether Doctors Should Participate in Capital Punishment
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/14/2014)... entered into an agreement with one of the ... drug candidates for the detection and treatment of ... novel antibody discovery and Roche,s expertise in developing ... possibility of improved treatment for cancer, a leading ... makes use of BTI,s discovery of a new ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... Florida (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 Botanica ... Open House event will be held at the day ... July 16th from 4-8pm. Wine and other refreshments will ... of retail discounts on beauty products and ... treatment known as dermaplaning. , Dermaplaning (also known ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... Barbara Bronson Gray ... (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that a faltering ... Alzheimer,s disease, and that an inexpensive, low-tech smell test ... In two different studies, the decreased ability to ... cell function and progression to Alzheimer,s disease. "We,re ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay ... have bigger brains and sharper thinking skills than their peers, ... between playing games such as puzzles, crosswords, cards and checkers ... Researchers found that people who played those games at ... and other mental functions. And, based on MRI scans, they ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 ... networking and relationship-marketing firm, announced today that nominations ... for the 2014 Information Security Executive® (ISE®) North ... Security Executive® of the Year, which recognizes executives ... organizations through risk management, data-asset protection, regulatory compliance, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:A*STAR partners Roche to develop new cancer therapeutics 2Health News:Botanica Day Spa to Feature Dermaplaning at Upcoming Open House 2Health News:Botanica Day Spa to Feature Dermaplaning at Upcoming Open House 3Health News:Could a Simple Smell Test Help Spot Alzheimer's Early? 2Health News:Could a Simple Smell Test Help Spot Alzheimer's Early? 3Health News:Can Games, Puzzles Keep Aging Minds Sharp? 2Health News:Can Games, Puzzles Keep Aging Minds Sharp? 3Health News:T.E.N. Accepting Nominations for the 2014 Information Security Executive® North America Awards 2Health News:T.E.N. Accepting Nominations for the 2014 Information Security Executive® North America Awards 3
... liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common cause of ... for patients with NAFLD is currently available//. Understanding the ... patients with NAFLD is important for patient counseling as ... ,To deal with these issues, researchers from Mayo Clinic ...
... genetically modified mosquito has been created that wipe out natural ... of the world such as India and South Asia. ... the wild in an attempt to combat malaria that is ... ,A similar attempt was made in India in 1970s ...
... to start its Phase III cancer vaccine trial against ... is the new skin cancer vaccine developed by Antigenics.// ... 322 patients failed to meet the required statistically significance ... was not shown to have any better results compared ...
... news for adults with acne and resultant facial scarring. ... Surgery, the medical journal of the American Society for ... - or non-ablative - lasers showed significant improvement of ... common with ablative procedures, such as facial resurfacing, dermabrasion ...
... survival rate of women with breast cancer has increased by ... years//. The experts feel that the increase in breast cancer ... detection of breast cancer and also due to more effective ... of cancer. ,Professor Michel Coleman, Epidemiologist, Cancer Research ...
... found that it is better to insert drug-coated stents ... who have diabetes//. ,The study author Dr. ... University Hospital in Madrid said that the results of ... have poorer prognosis as compared to non-diabetics after angioplasty. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Weight reduction by 5% may help in treating nonalcoholic fatty liver disease 2Health News:Breast cancer women has shown an increase in survival rates 2
(Date:7/14/2014)... Lumin Medical LLC, a healthcare IT provider, ... leading provider of on-demand patient tracking solutions and is ... to Franklin, Wis. ... and our mission is to provide visibility for the ... reduce costs," said James Hermann , President of ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... DIEGO , July 14, 2014  More than any ... their smartphones and tablet computers -- but their eyes don,t. ... have never needed before, and the eye has not evolved ... and what our eyes can do comfortably often results in ... collectively known as Digital Eye Strain. Now ZEISS has invented ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... EAGAN, Minn. , July 14, 2014  Today, ... Partners, announced that it acquired the assets of MicroTest ... MA.  The acquisition of MTL is the first step ... and chemistry laboratory services platform to support the medical ... be known as Accuratus Lab Services , a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Lumin Medical Purchases PatientTrak 2Lumin Medical Purchases PatientTrak 3New Eyeglass Lens Helps Our Eyes Keep Up with our Digital Lives 2New Eyeglass Lens Helps Our Eyes Keep Up with our Digital Lives 3ATS Labs, Inc. Announces the Acquisition of MicroTest Labs, Inc. 2ATS Labs, Inc. Announces the Acquisition of MicroTest Labs, Inc. 3
... III Study for the Treatment of Advanced Prostate CancerPARSIPPANY, ... launch of a Phase IIIB clinical trial of degarelix ... antagonist approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ... cancer. The announcement was made at ...
... Diagnostic ToolSUNNYVALE, Calif., April 27 Cepheid (Nasdaq: ... MTB/RIF as a CE IVD Mark product under the ... Devices. For the first time, European clinicians will have ... Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) and resistance to rifampicin ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Ferring Pharmaceuticals Launches Phase IIIB Trial of Degarelix as Intermittent Therapy 2Ferring Pharmaceuticals Launches Phase IIIB Trial of Degarelix as Intermittent Therapy 3Ferring Pharmaceuticals Launches Phase IIIB Trial of Degarelix as Intermittent Therapy 4Ferring Pharmaceuticals Launches Phase IIIB Trial of Degarelix as Intermittent Therapy 5Cepheid Announces European Release of First On-Demand Molecular Test for Simultaneous Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) and Resistance to Rifampicin 2Cepheid Announces European Release of First On-Demand Molecular Test for Simultaneous Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) and Resistance to Rifampicin 3Cepheid Announces European Release of First On-Demand Molecular Test for Simultaneous Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) and Resistance to Rifampicin 4Cepheid Announces European Release of First On-Demand Molecular Test for Simultaneous Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) and Resistance to Rifampicin 5Cepheid Announces European Release of First On-Demand Molecular Test for Simultaneous Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) and Resistance to Rifampicin 6
... a low osmolar ionic dimer. Each ... meglumine, 196 mg of ioxaglate sodium ... disodium as a stabilizer. The solution ... each milliliter and provides 32% (320 ...
... IMAGOPAQUE is a non-ionic monomeric contrast ... in adults and children. After a decade ... 3.5 million examinations, IMAGOPAQUE has proven to ... effort in hundreds of radiology departments.Results from ...
... is a liver-specific contrast agent approved for ... Its introduction expands the Amersham Health portfolio ... injected intravenously, TESLASCAN aids in the detection, ... Imaging can begin within minutes of injection, ...
... a new Contrast Agent for ... of stabilized SF6 microbubbles. The ... between 1 and 10 m, ... 2 and 5 x 108 ...
Medicine Products: