[LMB] OT: sharing
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Fri, 6 Dec 2002 23:39:00 -0500
From: "Khenta" <skyfire at t-online.de>
> Peter H. Granzeau wrote:
> > Evidently chicken pox is not completely trivial, thus, the immunization
> > against it. The virus (herpes zoster) also causes shingles.
> Chickenpox in adults has a 5% mortality rate. That's a LOT for a
> typical, trivial children's disease.
> Getting chickenpox as an adult is bad enough. Coming to the hospital you
> work in (where a lot of immune-suppressed patients are) freshly
> diagnosed with chickenpox is a *very* *bad* idea. As I could witness
> just this week...
That's especially true if there are pregnant women present. A person with
chickenpox should STAY WELL AWAY from any pregnant woman. We have had that
scare in at least two of Mary's three pregnancies.