ANNOUNCEMENT: Departure of Johna

Dear all, We sadly announce the departure of Johna Pauline Ocampo Mandac (Philippines Chapter) from the AMSA International Executive Committee, with…

AMSA eNewsletter 23

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[Call for Participants] ASEAN Secretariat Visit

AMSA International is currently building strong partnership with Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). ASEAN is an organization in Southeast Asia which…

J-AMSA Research Contest 2018

Eligibility:Any medical student from AMSA Chapters. Paper length:Papers must be a minimum of 1000 words for review paper, 2000 for…

World Tuberculosis Day Short Quiz WINNERS!

Hello people of tomorrow!   All of us at AMSA International would like to congratulate Qorina Putri Srisantoso (AMSA-Indonesia) and Vanessa Rahmadia…

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Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine

Rohini and Jugraj from AMSA India

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AMSC Malaysia 2018
[AMSC 2018 Social Highlights: Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Putrajaya, Malacca and Penang]

Bringing to you the social highlights.
We welcome you to Malaysia with open arms,
See you soon!


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It’s “Raining Pox” and Health doesn’t seem to recover ? Well , fear not for Varicella vaccine’s got you covered !

10 facts about Varicella/Chickenpox vaccine you should know -
• Chickenpox is caused by the Varicella Zoster Virus.
• Chickenpox is usually mild but it may be severe in infants, adults and persons with an impaired immune system.
• Almost everyone gets chickenpox by adulthood as it is highly contagious. The virus spread from person to person by direct contact, or through the air.
• Chickenpox develops within 10-21 days after contact with an infected person.
• Chickenpox has a characteristic itchy rash which forms blisters that dry and become scabs in 45 days. An infected person may have anywhere from only a few lesions to more than 500 blisters on their body during an attack (average 300-400).
• The rash may be the first sign of illness, sometimes coupled with fever and general malaise ("feeling lousy"), especially in adults.Chickenpox is contagious 12 days before the rash appears and until all blisters have formed scabs.
• Adults are more likely to have a more serious case of chickenpox with a higher rate of complications and death.
• It is recommended that all children be routinely vaccinated at 12- 18 months of age and that all susceptible children receive the vaccine before their 13th birthday.
• The vaccine is also approved for susceptible adolescents and adults especially those with close contact with persons at high risk for serious complications (e.g., healthcare workers, family contacts of immunocompromised persons).
• Effective medications (e.g., acyclovir) are available to treat chickenpox in healthy and immunocompromised persons (e.g, those with cancers , HIV/AIDS receiving medications that depress the immune system).

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Thanks to EMSA for creating this poster! Find out more about vaccines against polio from WHO at . ...

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