Varicella: is it useful its prevention?
Reference of this article: Roldán Martín MB, Rodríguez Morales D, San José Hernando MD. Varicella: is it useful its prevention? Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 1999;1:417-437.
Published in Internet: 30-09-1999
Varicella (chickenpox) has long been considered a beningn and inevitable disease of
childhood. The availability and commercialization of a varicella vaccine has increased the
interest on epidemilogical studies, community impact of childhood varicella infections and
costs of the disease in the normal population. Different authors suggest it shouldn?t be lasta
exantematic disease that results inevitable and consider the potential benefits of a childhood
varicella vaccine program.
This article reviews the epidemiology of varicella, seroprevalence studies after vaccination
and the different strategies accepted for vaccination.
Keywords● Epidemiology ● Seroprevalence ● Vaccines ● Varicella