adult chicken pox
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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