A case report of vaccine-type varicella transmission post-vaccination. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Chickenpox attributable to a vaccine virus contracted from a vaccinee with zoster.
Pediatrics. 2000 Aug ;106(2):E28. PMID: 10920184
P A Brunell
Five months after 2 siblings were immunized with varicella vaccine, 1 developed zoster. Two weeks later the second sibling got a mild case of chicken pox. Virus isolated from the latter was found to be vaccine type. Thus, the vaccine strain was transmitted from the vaccinee with zoster to his sibling. Vaccinees who later develop zoster must be considered contagious. varicella-zoster, zoster, vaccine, transmission, rash, PstI.