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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895088/prevalence-of-a-history-of-prior-varicella-herpes-zoster-infection-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Ali Manouchehrinia, Radu Tanasescu, Huner Kareem, Oltita P Jerca, Fouzia Jabeen, Rachelle Shafei, Judith Breuer, Keith Neal, William Irving, Cris S Constantinescu
Varicella zoster virus (VZV) infection has been implicated in multiple sclerosis (MS), but direct causal involvement has been disputed. Nevertheless, knowledge of VZV exposure is important, given the risk of serious complications of first exposure while undergoing immunosuppressive treatment, in particular with fingolimod. We distributed questionnaires to MS clinic patients, requesting information about history of chickenpox, sibling/household/occupational exposure, history of zoster (shingles), and disease-modifying treatment...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Neurovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748773/differentiation-between-wild-type-and-vaccines-strains-of-varicella-zoster-virus-vzv-based-on-four-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms
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L Jin, S Xu, P A C Maple, W Xu, K E Brown
Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) infection (chickenpox) results in latency and subsequent reactivation manifests as shingles. Effective attenuated vaccines (vOka) are available for prevention of both illnesses. In this study, an amplicon-based sequencing method capable of differentiating between VZV wild-type (wt) strains and vOka vaccine is described. A total of 44 vesicular fluid specimens collected from 43 patients (16 from China and 27 from the UK) with either chickenpox or shingles were investigated, of which 10 had received previous vaccination...
September 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696200/vaccination-coverage-among-adults-aged-65-and-over-united-states-2015
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Tina Norris, Anjel Vahratian, Robin A Cohen
Data from the National Health Interview Survey ? Among adults aged 65 and over, more than two-thirds had an influenza vaccine in the past 12 months (69.0%). ? More than one in two adults aged 65 and over had a tetanus vaccine in the past 10 years (56.9%). ? More than 6 of 10 adults aged 65 and over had ever had a pneumococcal vaccine (63.6%), while a little more than one-third had ever had a shingles vaccine (34.2%). ? Among adults aged 65 and over, vaccination coverage was highest for non-Hispanic white adults compared with non- Hispanic black and Hispanic adults...
June 2017: NCHS Data Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613146/revisiting-the-genotyping-scheme-for-varicella-zoster-viruses-based-on-whole-genome-comparisons
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Nancy J Jensen, Pierre Rivailler, Hung Fu Tseng, Mark L Quinlivan, Kay Radford, Jennifer Folster, Rafael Harpaz, Philip LaRussa, Steven Jacobsen, D Scott Schmid
We report whole-genome sequences (WGSs) for four varicella-zoster virus (VZV) samples from a shingles study conducted by Kaiser Permanente of Southern California. Comparative genomics and phylogenetic analysis of all published VZV WGSs revealed that strain KY037798 is in clade IX, which shall henceforth be designated clade 9. Previously published single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP)-based genotyping schemes fail to discriminate between clades 6 and VIII and employ positions that are not clade-specific. We provide an updated list of clade-specific positions that supersedes the list determined at the 2008 VZV nomenclature meeting...
June 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502771/metabolic-phenotypes-of-response-to-vaccination-in-humans
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Shuzhao Li, Nicole L Sullivan, Nadine Rouphael, Tianwei Yu, Sophia Banton, Mohan S Maddur, Megan McCausland, Christopher Chiu, Jennifer Canniff, Sheri Dubey, Ken Liu, ViLinh Tran, Thomas Hagan, Sai Duraisingham, Andreas Wieland, Aneesh K Mehta, Jennifer A Whitaker, Shankar Subramaniam, Dean P Jones, Alessandro Sette, Kalpit Vora, Adriana Weinberg, Mark J Mulligan, Helder I Nakaya, Myron Levin, Rafi Ahmed, Bali Pulendran
Herpes zoster (shingles) causes significant morbidity in immune compromised hosts and older adults. Whereas a vaccine is available for prevention of shingles, its efficacy declines with age. To help to understand the mechanisms driving vaccinal responses, we constructed a multiscale, multifactorial response network (MMRN) of immunity in healthy young and older adults immunized with the live attenuated shingles vaccine Zostavax. Vaccination induces robust antigen-specific antibody, plasmablasts, and CD4(+) T cells yet limited CD8(+) T cell and antiviral responses...
May 18, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481687/a-trivalent-subunit-antigen-glycoprotein-vaccine-as-immunotherapy-for-genital-herpes-in-the-guinea-pig-genital-infection-model
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Sita Awasthi, Lauren M Hook, Carolyn E Shaw, Harvey M Friedman
An estimated 417 million people worldwide ages 15 to 49 are infected with herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), the most common cause of genital ulcer disease. Some individuals experience frequent recurrences of genital lesions, while others only have subclinical infection, yet all risk transmitting infection to their intimate partners. A vaccine was developed that prevents shingles, which is a recurrent infection caused by varicella-zoster virus (VZV), a closely related member of the Herpesviridae family. The success of the VZV vaccine has stimulated renewed interest in a therapeutic vaccine for genital herpes...
May 8, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481678/herpes-zoster-vaccine-a-health-economic-evaluation-for-switzerland
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Patricia R Blank, Zanfina Ademi, Xiaoyan Lu, Thomas D Szucs, Matthias Schwenkglenks
Herpes zoster (HZ) or "shingles" results from a reactivation of the varicella zoster virus (VZV) acquired during primary infection (chickenpox) and surviving in the dorsal root ganglia. In about 20% of cases, a complication occurs, known as post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN). A live attenuated vaccine against VZV is available for the prevention of HZ and subsequent PHN. The present study aims to update an earlier evaluation estimating the cost-effectiveness of the HZ vaccine from a Swiss third party payer perspective...
July 3, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426274/a-critical-appraisal-of-shingrix-a-novel-herpes-zoster-subunit-vaccine-hz-su-or-gsk1437173a-for-varicella-zoster-virus
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Tehmina Bharucha, Damien Ming, Judith Breuer
HZ/Su, branded as 'Shingrix', is one of the newest vaccines to be submitted for multi-national regulatory approval. It is targeted to prevent shingles, a global concern with aging populations. A live attenuated vaccine for shingles has been available for over a decade, however it is contraindicated in specific subgroups of people, and there are added concerns regarding long-term immunogenicity. HZ/Su is the first subunit vaccine developed to protect against shingles. This paper provides a critical appraisal of current evidence regarding HZ/Su...
August 3, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398421/herpes-zoster-following-varicella-vaccination-in-children
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Darren J Guffey, Sarah B Koch, Leonora Bomar, William W Huang
Herpes zoster (HZ), or shingles, is commonly seen in older adults but does occur in children. Routine administration of the varicella vaccine started in 1995 in the United States; since then, the incidence of varicella and HZ has declined. We report a case of HZ in an otherwise healthy 19-month-old boy who had been vaccinated at 13 months of age and recovered fully after acyclovir treatment. We review previously reported cases of HZ in healthy vaccinated children.
March 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366586/intramuscularly-administered-herpes-zoster-subunit-vaccine-has-no-effects-on-fertility-pre-and-post-natal-development-in-sprague-dawley-rats
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Lawrence Segal, Karen Thacker, Michel Fochesato, Giulia Giordano, Nathalie Garçon, Eric Destexhe
The herpes zoster subunit vaccine (HZ/su) is an investigational vaccine for the prevention of shingles, a disease caused by the varicella zoster virus (VZV). It is composed of recombinant VZV glycoprotein E (gE) and AS01. We assessed the potential toxic effects of gE/AS01 and AS01 alone on female and male fertility, and on embryo-fetal, pre- and post-natal development in Sprague-Dawley rats. Females were immunized before pairing and during gestation. Half of the pregnant rats were used for embryo-fetal investigations...
April 2017: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363324/sociodemographic-predictors-of-variation-in-coverage-of-the-national-shingles-vaccination-programme-in-england-2014-15
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Charlotte Ward, Lisa Byrne, Joanne M White, Gayatri Amirthalingam, Karen Tiley, Michael Edelstein
INTRODUCTION: In September 2013, England introduced a shingles vaccination programme to reduce incidence and severity of shingles in the elderly. This study aims to assess variation in vaccine coverage with regards to selected sociodemographic factors to inform activities for improving equity of the programme. METHODS: Eligible 70year-olds were identified from a national vaccine coverage dataset in 2014/15 that includes 95% of GPs in England. NHS England Local Team (LT) and index of multiple deprivation (IMD) scores were assigned to patients based on GP-postcode...
April 25, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291069/two-cases-of-acute-retinal-necrosis-due-to-varicella-zoster-despite-prior-shingles-vaccination
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Eric J Weinlander, Angeline L Wang, Pimkwan Jaru-Ampornpan, Michael M Altaweel, T Michael Nork
PURPOSE: To review two cases of acute retinal necrosis in adults due to varicella zoster virus despite prior shingles vaccination. METHODS: Retrospective chart review. PATIENTS: A 62-year-old man and a 64-year-old man with unilateral acute retinal necrosis who had shingles vaccinations 16 and 7 months before their ocular symptoms. RESULTS: Polymerase chain reaction confirmation of varicella zoster virus in the anterior chambers of both patients...
March 13, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214181/-adult-immunisation-general-points-hot-topics-and-perspectives
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P Loubet, O Launay
Vaccination in immunocompetent adult mainly concerns booster vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and pertussis. Some chronic diseases may also require the achievement of pneumococcal and influenza vaccines. In addition, from the age of 65, annual influenza vaccination as well as one dose of a live attenuated shingles vaccine between 64 and 75 years are recommended. Immunocompromised adults, due to the increased risk of serious infections responsible of significant morbidity and mortality, are particularly concerned by vaccination...
February 15, 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088881/an-industry-update-the-latest-developments-in-therapeutic-delivery
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Iain Simpson
This Industry Update covers the period from 1 October through to 31 October 2016, and is based on information sourced from company press releases, scientific literature, patents and various news websites. The month saw several news items covering drug-delivery devices, including a new sensor to monitor and support the use of inhalers; launch in the UK of a new autoinjector for Cimzia(®), UCB's rheumatoid arthritis drug; and approval of Roche's Lucentis(®) in a prefilled syringe. Research was also published to show the value of continuous blood pressure monitoring in dementia management...
February 2017: Therapeutic Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011413/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-seroprevalence-of-varicella-zoster-virus-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Omolbanin Amjadi, Alireza Rafiei, Mohammadreza Haghshenas, Reza Alizadeh Navaei, Reza Valadan, Zahra Hosseini-Khah, Akbar Hedayatizadeh Omran, Mohsen Arabi, Reza Jafari Shakib, Tahoora Mousavi, G Hossein Ashrafi
Varicella zoster virus (VZV) causes chicken pox as a primary infection following which it becomes latent in neurons. It may then reactivate to cause shingles (herpes zoster). Severity of lesions and VZV pathogenicity are depended on the host's immune response and variant in VZV Dr Athina Myrto ChioniIdentification of VZV seroprevalance rate in general population may lead to develop new health strategic managements such as vaccination. Therefore, we aimed to provide a systematic review of the seroprevalence of VZV infection among Iranian population and estimate age- and gender- specific prevalence of VZV...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932371/shingles-vaccine-coverage-for-70-year-olds-is-falling
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Susan Mayor
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December 8, 2016: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930282/vaccination-coverage-among-adults-with-diagnosed-diabetes-united-states-2015
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Maria A Villarroel, Anjel Vahratian
Data from the National Health Interview Survey •Among adults aged 18 and over with diagnosed diabetes, 61.6% had an influenza vaccine in the past year. •A total of 52.6% of adults with diagnosed diabetes had a pneumococcal vaccine and 17.1% had the 3-dose vaccination schedule for hepatitis B at some point in the past. •Among adults aged 60 and over with diagnosed diabetes, 27.2% had ever had a shingles vaccine. •Among those with diagnosed diabetes, the vaccination coverage for influenza, pneumococcal, and shingles was lowest among poor adults, increased with age, and varied by race and ethnicity...
December 2016: NCHS Data Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807590/mitochondrial-haplogroups-as-a-risk-factor-for-herpes-zoster
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Rebecca T Levinson, Todd Hulgan, Spyros A Kalams, Joshua P Fessel, David C Samuels
Background.  Herpes zoster, or shingles, is a common, painful reactivation of latent varicella zoster virus infection. Understanding host factors that predispose to herpes zoster may permit development of more effective prevention strategies. Our objective was to examine mitochondrial haplogroups as a potential host factor related to herpes zoster incidence. Methods.  Study participants were drawn from BioVU, a deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) biobank connected to deidentified electronic medical records (EMRs) from Vanderbilt University Medical Center...
October 2016: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795427/the-glycoprotein-b-cytoplasmic-domain-lysine-cluster-is-critical-for-varicella-zoster-virus-cell-cell-fusion-regulation-and-infection
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Edward Yang, Ann M Arvin, Stefan L Oliver
The conserved glycoproteins gB and gH-gL are essential for herpesvirus entry and cell-cell fusion induced syncytium formation, a characteristic of varicella-zoster virus (VZV) pathology in skin and sensory ganglia. VZV syncytium formation, which has been implicated in the painful condition of postherpetic neuralgia, is regulated by the cytoplasmic domains of gB (gBcyt) via an immunoreceptor tyrosine-based inhibition motif (ITIM) and gH (gHcyt). A lysine cluster (K894, K897, K898, and K900) in the VZV gBcyt was identified by sequence alignment to be conserved among alphaherpesviruses, suggesting a functional role...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795423/dysregulated-glycoprotein-b-mediated-cell-cell-fusion-disrupts-varicella-zoster-virus-and-host-gene-transcription-during-infection
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Stefan L Oliver, Edward Yang, Ann M Arvin
The highly conserved herpesvirus glycoprotein complex gB/gH-gL mediates membrane fusion during virion entry and cell-cell fusion. Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) characteristically forms multinucleated cells, or syncytia, during the infection of human tissues, but little is known about this process. The cytoplasmic domain of VZV gB (gBcyt) has been implicated in cell-cell fusion regulation because a gB[Y881F] substitution causes hyperfusion. gBcyt regulation is necessary for VZV pathogenesis, as the hyperfusogenic mutant gB[Y881F] is severely attenuated in human skin xenografts...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Virology
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