adult chicken pox

John Brunstein brunstei at UNIXG.UBC.CA
Wed May 11 12:42:15 EST 1994


The vaccine isn't available in Canada, either....unfortunately the pox is 
currently making the rounds of some of the research labs here at UBC, and 
as I have not been previously exposed I'm now crossing my fingers and 
waiting for the two-week incubation period to be up to see if I'll be 
lucky.  The good news seems to be that of the people I know who have been 
infected, it really isn't too bad...just an excuse to get out of the lab 
for a week or so!


On Tue, 10 May 1994 jbernste at m1.interserv.com wrote:

> 
> In article <2qjrof$1tu at news.udel.edu>, <emitch at lobster.mis.udel.edu> writes:
> 
> > I am 31 years old, never have had chicken pox, and I teach. 
> > 1) Is it true that chicken pox are worse for adults than children?
> > 2) Is the vaccine ready yet/effective?  My HMO doesn't have it...is it 
> > available?  
> > (please respond by email)
> 
> I am an adult Infectious Diseases doc / virologist.
> 
> Yes, it is worse in adults. The vaccine seems OK and safe but isn't licensed in 
> the US. I am not sure if you can get it. The Pediatric ID section at NYU (Anne 
> Gershon) has the latest data.
> 
> Good luck!
> 
> 
> 



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