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This disease catchs young.A typical situation involves a 8-10 year old child suffering from rashes.If one crosses that age it doenst effect.How is this possible?Virus differentiates between age of people.(Remember Virus is 100-1000 times smaller than bacteria)
See the simplest defence system is when the person is at the of 1 month or 2 month or lets say even 5 years.But as I said this disease catches young at the age around 8-10.HOW?
Home argument is little unimaginable.Because every mother carries her child when child is young. And is exposed to large population out of curiosity and general happiness(whoever meets the mother meets the child).Infact the interaction is very close.There are great number of chances to contract a disease.What you are saying effectively is that because only Teenage or lower class people get infected therefore it spreads in their group.But Why Only Children of that Age? A new born should also get infected. Unless we insist that disease requires an infected person of specific age. Then only we can explain that it effects children at certain age as children of same age group together.
Approximately 1 per 4000 children develops VZV
The best time to catch VZV is actually in the first 6 months of life. During this time infants carry their mother's antibodies and therefore develop only a mild infection. After 6 months, when maternal antibody has decayed away, the manifestations are more severe.Chris
I've no idea what dkv is going on about; sorry.Chris
Another attempt with corrections:Yes the best time to catch the Virus according to doctors is in the first 6 months of life.
chris and iko... you're both doctors, right?
Quote from: chris on 29/09/2007 17:54:58The best time to catch VZV is actually in the first 6 months of life. During this time infants carry their mother's antibodies and therefore develop only a mild infection. After 6 months, when maternal antibody has decayed away, the manifestations are more severe.ChrisChris, this is the reason parents used to gather all of their kids together for a "pox party", isn't it?
LET US UNDERSTAND THE DISEASE AND MEDICINE PARTFailure to treat zoster with antiviral medication may increase the likelihood of postherpetic neuralgia. However, one study suggests this is not the case in young, otherwise healthy individuals.
Quote from: dkv on 29/09/2007 21:43:01Another attempt with corrections:Yes the best time to catch the Virus according to doctors is in the first 6 months of life.This is not correct.You should add a citation-source-reference at least in one out of 4 statements of yours.Probably you meant that in the first 6 months an infant is partially protected by specific IgG antibodies anti-HHV-3 passed by the immunized mother. More IgGs are available if the baby is breastfed.ikod