Tagged: chickenpox

What do chickens astronauts and St Anthony’s Fire have in common? Varicella policy at odds with science - Diplomatic Immunity

Helen Petousis Harris Dec 18, 2014

Angelina Jolie has come down with chickenpox, missing the Premier of Unbroken I have just listened to an excellent series of interviews on Radio NZ about the chickenpox (varicella) vaccine. NZ does not fund this vaccine for all children although over the years the various incarnations of the technical advisory group to the Ministry of … Read More

TOSP Episode 12: November 28th 2011 - The Sciblogs Podcast

Aimee Whitcroft Nov 28, 2011

Welcome back to a very icy, buggy TOSP! This week, Elf and aimee talk about ice.  Well, mostly ice. Brinicles, ice on Europa and even ice-related geoengineering in Mongolia. And undersea silk. Excitingly, however, they also talk with their first guest, Sciblogger Siouxsie Wiles of Infectious Thoughts, and her post this week on (illegal) chickenpox lollipops.  She … Read More

Illegal lollipops, bad teeth and a new ‘apple’! - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Nov 20, 2011

So what links illegal lollipops, bad teeth and a new ‘apple’? Viruses, of course. First up, illegal lollipops. I’ve been wanting to blog about this story since I first heard about it a couple of weeks ago now. In case you haven’t heard, Facebook pages have been popping up for people in the USA wanting to get hold of chickenpox-infected … Read More