“New herpes zoster vaccine has high efficacy”

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The new herpes zoster vaccine “from zero to three years it has an efficacy of 97.4%, I would say exceptionally good and that is confirmed in a relevant way in the long term (7 years) at 84% “. Massimo Galli, director of Infectious Diseases at the Sacco hospital in Milan, in his speech at the webinar ‘Vax on / zoster off-the new paradigm for the prevention of herpes zoster finally available in Italy’.


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“Those who work in the clinic cannot fail to have encountered acute pain, and the metameric vesicular rash of herpes zoster – recalled Galli – This is an element that causes a certain annoyance and the importance should not be underestimated. of the consequences of ophthalmic herpes. Herpes zoster has a chronic phase that affects an important percentage of the population, which is seen to put at risk the quality of life. Postherpetic neuralgia is a frequent and not curable complication in an effective way. subsequent period of acute illness, there is an increased risk of cerebral vascular phenomena with severe partial hearing loss “.

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