Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, June 2nd, 1997
Chickenpox, often thought of as an annoying, but relatively benign childhood illness, too often may lead to hospitalization or even death, researchers reported at the 31st National Immunization Conference sponsored by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Immunization Program. The reports follow an alert on Varicella (chickenpox) Mortality in the May 16, 1997, issue of the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) (see accompanying story in this issue).
"Data from active surveillance sites in the United States indicate that chickenpox is still actively...
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