Published in Vaccine Weekly, September 1st, 2004
Varicella is a highly infectious disease caused by the varicella zoster virus, which is spread by droplet or airborne transmission. Before the varicella vaccination program in the United States, approximately 4 million varicella cases occurred each year, resulting in 10,600 hospitalizations and 100 deaths. The majority of cases occurred in children, which reflects the highly contagious nature of the disease. Limited data are available on the contagiousness of vaccinated...
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