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Federal Bureau of Prisons Clinical Practice Guidelines: Management of Varicella Zoster Virus Infections

Publication year: 2011

Library ID

  • 023527

Other Information

  • 2011
  • 29 pages.
Recommended standards for the medical management of federal inmates with varicella (chicken pox) and zoster (shingles) virus infections are provided. Sections of this document include: purpose; varicella zoster virus (VZV) overview—epidemiology, varicella (chickenpox), and herpes zoster (shingles); screening and diagnosis; treatment—treatment of varicella and herpes zoster and patient education; control measures—housing inmates with varicella, contact investigations, post-exposure prophylaxis, and contact management; varicella virus and immunity testing; antiviral therapy for varicella zoster virus (VZV) infections; varicella contact investigation steps; varicella contact investigation checklist; varicella contact line list; and varicella post-exposure prophylaxis; and patient information.