Salma Shaikh said that chickenpox can be prevented and the easiest way to prevent catching chicken pox
is to get vaccinated.
Paramedics arrived and tried but failed to revive the boy, who had chicken pox
in May last year.
The finding emphasizes the importance of only giving the vaccine to patients who have had chicken pox
because shingles arises when the chicken pox
virus that remains dormant in the body is reactivated.
While chicken pox
is usually mild and clears up in around a week, it can be dangerous for pregnant women, newborn babies and people with a weakened immune system.
Clinics and outpatient departments in hospitals have reported treating patients for heat exhaustion, fever, colds, coughs, respiratory distress and chicken pox
In fact, as a resident I saw not one case of chicken pox
But unlike chicken pox
, where blisters occur all over the body, shingles zeroes in on one spot or one side of the body.
Diagnosis of Chicken Pox
in Pregnancy: As earlier mentioned, the diagnosis of chicken pox
, either in pregnant or non-pregnant subjects can be easily performed on the basis of clinical history and clinical classical signs-symptoms.
causes a blister-like rash, itching, tiredness and fever, the statement said, adding that the disease may last within 5 to 10 days.
, the virus Varicella- Zoster, is a very contagious disease which causes a blister-like rash, itching, tiredness and fever.
The " different pattern" of adults contracting the disease have left the doctors wondering if there is a change in the virus strain responsible for chicken pox
circulating in Delhi.
The Varicella Vaccine for the prevention of Chicken Pox
, which was introduced in the US in 1995, has been found to be over 90% effective long-term, according to a study reported today by Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center, a US-based health care provider.
Anyone who has had chicken pox
has the potential to develop shingles.
Both groups were observed for symptoms of chicken pox
and outcome results were compared.
Majority of children suffered from chicken pox
during the past school year while one case of polio was also reported, according to the school health report.