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By Robert Herriman On Thursday, April 10th, 2014
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University of North Florida issues chickenpox alert

At least two University of North Florida (UNF) students have been isolated after the school’s Student Health Services (SHS) diagnosed the cases, prompting them to issue an alert for the campus. School health More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, February 3rd, 2014
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Thailand health officials report chickenpox outbreak, more than 2,500 cases seen in January

The Thailand Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) is reporting an outbreak of chickenpox, which infected some 2,565 patients during the first 19 days of January, according to a National News Bureau of Thailand report More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
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Chickenpox infected inmate prompts closure of areas of the Pinellas County Jail

Two pods at the Pinellas County jail have been quarantined after an inmate who contracted chickenpox came into contact with other inmates in that area of the jail, according to a Tampa Tribune report today. The More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, September 21st, 2013
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Chickenpox confirmed on USF Tampa campus, university sends out notifications

A case of the highly contagious, viral disease chickenpox was confirmed on the University of South Florida (USF) Tampa campus, according to a university news release Friday. Chickenpox image/CDC The release notes, More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, April 27th, 2013
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What is smallpox and how does the clinical presentation differ from chickenpox?

Smallpox is one of the most devastating diseases in the history of mankind. Believed to originate more than three millennia in India or Egypt, epidemics caused by smallpox have decimated populations across continents. This More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, December 27th, 2012
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‘Varizig’ immune globulin for reducing the severity of chickenpox receives FDA approval

Chickenpox image/CDC The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted approval  last week for orphan drug, Varizig to reduce the severity of chickenpox, or varicella zoster virus (VZV) in high-risk patients. Varizig More...


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