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Pediatrics. 2000 Aug;106(2):E28.

Chickenpox attributable to a vaccine virus contracted from a vaccinee with zoster.

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Ahmanson Pediatrics Department, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA. pbrunell@niaid.nih.gov

Abstract

Five months after 2 siblings were immunized with varicella vaccine, 1 developed zoster. Two weeks later the second sibling got a mild case of chicken pox. Virus isolated from the latter was found to be vaccine type. Thus, the vaccine strain was transmitted from the vaccinee with zoster to his sibling. Vaccinees who later develop zoster must be considered contagious. varicella-zoster, zoster, vaccine, transmission, rash, PstI.

PMID:
10920184
DOI:
10.1542/peds.106.2.e28
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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