Changes in patterns of hospitalized children with varicella and of associated varicella genotypes after introduction of varicella vaccine in Australia

Helen Marshall, Peter McIntyre, Peter Richmond, James Peter Buttery, Jenny Royle, Michael Gold, Nick Wood, Elizabeth J Elliott, Yvonne Zurynski, Cheryl S Toi, Dominic E Dwyer, Robert Booy

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Varicella in children, although usually mild, can cause hospitalization and rarely death. This study exmained patterns of hospitalized children with varicella, and associated varicella genotypes, in 4 tertiary children s hospitals throughout Australia before and after varicella vaccine was introduced.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)530 - 537
Number of pages8
JournalThe Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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