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Deadly outbreak of chickenpox at district Faisalabad, Pakistan: possible causes, and preventive way forward.

Yousaf, Muhammad Zubair; Zia, Sadia; Anjum, Khalid Mahmood; Ashfaq, Usman Ali; Imran, Muhammad; Afzal, Samia; Iqbal, Muhammad Sarfaraz.
Mol Biol Rep; 45(6): 2941-2943, 2018 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | Set 2018 | ID: mdl-30187309
Resumo: This article details our recommendations for the deadly outbreak of chickenpox to consider the additional referral of the absence of a monitoring system of prevention and control along with poor vaccination system for children in low-resource settings. The recent spread of chickenpox outbreak in Pakistan has claimed dozens of lives. The deaths in this current outbreak in quick successions are beyond understanding. Re-emergence of chickenpox in the area has raised many questions. Keeping in view the spread of chickenpox mainly in Faisalabad and its international reputation in trading, chickenpox breakout needs international attention to control its spread. It should be taken as an eye opener for the Government of Pakistan and government should develop and implement Centralized Infectious Disease Reporting Information Management System that will help to narrow down the pathogens as far as the epidemics are concerned and also for early preventive and countermeasure response.