General information

    • Surveillance period: 1990 - active
    • Temporal resolution: Weekly surveillance
    • Publication frequency: Data are updated every Wednesday
  • Case definition :
    Typical eruption (erythemato-vesicular during 3 to 4 days with a dessication phase) beggining suddenly, with moderale fever (37°5C - 38°C, 100-101°F).
  • Description for each case: age; gender; complications and if so which ones; antiviral treatement.

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All publications associated with this disease
  • Launay T, Souty C, Vilcu AM, Turbelin C, Blanchon T, Guerrisi C, Hanslik T, Colizza V, Bardoulat I, Lemaître M, Boëlle PY. Common communicable diseases in the general population in France during the COVID-19 pandemic. PLoS One. 2021. 16(10):e0258391 PubMed
  • Marziano V, Poletti P, Béraud G, Boëlle PY, Merler S, Colizza V. Modeling the impact of changes in day-care contact patterns on the dynamics of varicella transmission in France between 1991 and 2015. PLoS Comput Biol. 2018. 14(8):e1006334 PubMed HAL PMC 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1006334
  • Souty C, Boos E, Turbelin C, Blanchon T, Hanslik T, Boëlle PY. Vaccination against varicella as post-exposure prophylaxis in adults: A quantitative assessment. Vaccine. 2015. 33(3):446-50 PubMed HAL 10.1016/j.vaccine.2014.11.045
  • Souty C, Turbelin C, Blanchon T, Hanslik T, Le Strat Y, Boelle PY. Improving disease incidence estimates in primary care surveillance systems. Popul Health Metrics. 2014. 12(1):19 PubMed HAL PMC 10.1186/s12963-014-0019-8 Link
  • Blaizeau F, Lasserre A, Rossignol L, Blanchon T, Kernéis S, Hanslik T, Levy-Bruhl D. Practices of French family physicians concerning varicella vaccination for teenagers. Med Mal Infect. 2012. 42(9):429-34 PubMed 10.1016/j.medmal.2012.07.013
  • Silhol R, Alvarez FP, Arena C, Amoros JP, Flahault A, Hanslik T, Boëlle PY. Micro and macro population effects in disease transmission: the case of varicella. Epidemiol Infect. 2010. 138(4):482-90 PubMed 10.1017/S0950268809990896
  • Pelat C,Turbelin C,Bar-Hen A,Flahault A,Valleron AJ. More diseases tracked by using Google Trends. Emerg Infect Dis. 2009. 15(8):1327-8 PubMed PMC 10.3201/eid1508.090299
  • Hanslik T, Blanchon T, Alvarez FP. [Immunization of adults against varicella and herpes zoster] Rev Med Interne. 2007. 28(3):166-72 PubMed 10.1016/j.revmed.2006.12.004
  • Hanslik T, Boëlle PY, Schwarzinger M, Carrat F, Freedberg KA, Valleron AJ, Flahault A. Varicella in French adolescents and adults: individual risk assessment and cost-effectiveness of routine vaccination. Vaccine. 2003. 21(25-26):3614-22 PubMed 10.1016/s0264-410x(03)00405-5
  • Boëlle PY, Hanslik T. Varicella in non-immune persons: incidence, hospitalization and mortality rates. Epidemiol Infect. 2002. 129(3):599-606 PubMed PMC 10.1017/s0950268802007720
  • Deguen S, Flahault A. Impact on immunization of seasonal cycle of chickenpox. Eur J Epidemiol. 2000. 16(12):1177-81 PubMed 10.1023/a:1010935317612
  • Deguen S, Thomas G, Chau NP. Estimation of the contact rate in a seasonal SEIR model: application to chickenpox incidence in France. Stat Med. 2000. 19(9):1207-16 PubMed 10.1002/(sici)1097-0258(20000515)19:9<1207::aid-sim423>;2-l
  • Deguen S, Chau NP, Flahault A. Epidemiology of chickenpox in France (1991-1995). J Epidemiol Community Health. 1998. 52 Suppl 1:46S-49S PubMed
  • Flahault A, Farran N, Deguen S. Epidémie de varicelle en France. Bull Epidémiol Hebd. 1995. 33:149-150 Link