|"CDC provides case
reports on varicella-related deaths of three susceptible, unvaccinated children"
||Report #73: These deaths underscore
the importance of making sure that children are vaccinated at the earliest
recommended age and that older children receive catch-up vaccinations.
|"MMWR article describes
two of nine varicella deaths in the United States in 2002"
||Report #56: A 37-year-old man and
9-year-old girl, both previously healthy and residing in different states, die
after exposure to varicella disease. Their deaths illustrate the
consequences of the failure to establish immunity in a population.
||"Indiana girl dies of
||Report #50: An 11-year-old girl dies a day after being
brought to an emergency room in
profound septic shock after a varicella
||"Periorbital varicella gangrenosa necessitating
orbital exenteration in a previously healthy adult"
||Report #43: A young man suffers fatal neurologic
damage and necrotizing periorbital (eye
area) infection as a complication of
||"Michigan child's death caused by chickenpox"
||Report #31: An 8-year-old child unvaccinated for
chickenpox dies from complications of
invasive group A streptococcal (GAS)
infection a week after the onset of
||"Chickenpox claimed the life of my son
||Report #21: Rebecca Cole's 12-year-old son
Christopher dies of complications of
chickenpox after being treated with
corticosteroids for an asthma attack.
||"How many varicella deaths will it take?"
||Report #19: In 1998, six Floridians, ranging in age
from 6 to 58, die of varicella. Five of the
six were eligible for vaccination.
||"Child dies of varicella encephalitis"
||Report #12: A young child from British Columbia dies
from varicella encephalitis. At the time of
his death, a vaccine against chickenpox is
not available in Canada.
|"Five varicella deaths that could have been
||Report #8: Five previously healthy, unvaccinated
individuals die from varicella. They range
in age from young children to a
42-year-old father who probably
contracted the disease from his children.
|"Three fatal varicella cases in unvaccinated young
||Report #4: Three young unvaccinated women die of
varicella between February-April 1997.
All are infected by exposure to
unvaccinated preschool-aged children
who have contracted the disease.