Adults still account for many deaths from chickenpox

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7357.221/b (Published 27 July 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:221
  1. Norman Noah (norman.noah@lshtm.ac.uk), professor of public health
  1. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WCIE 7HT

    EDITOR—It was good to learn from Brisson et al's letter that the trend of an increasing number of deaths from chickenpox has reversed in the three years since colleagues and I completed our survey. 1 2 However, Brisson et al disagree with our claim that deaths in adults are rising and state that this is misleading.1

    Our conclusion that adult deaths had risen was based on statistics covering a period of 31 years (1967-97). Among certified …

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