Economic burden of varicella in Europe

Varicella is a highly contagious infection that yearly isolates millions of children at home for over a week. This causes a high morbidity and economic burden, which can greatly be prevented with vaccination. P95 collaborated on a systematic review that first estimated the number of cases of varicella across Europe and the cost of varicella at more than 600 million euros annually across 31 European countries in the absence of universal vaccination.

Full results can be accessed in the following publications: