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2008-09-02 14:10:00

A U.S. team of experts said on Tuesday that with careful monitoring, even children who have had allergic reactions to a vaccine could still be vaccinated. Now, a new step-by-step guide has been developed to help pediatricians quickly identify children with allergic reactions to vaccines and safely immunize them. "We cannot reiterate enough that the vaccines used today are extremely safe, but in a handful of children certain vaccine ingredients can trigger serious allergic reactions," said Dr....

2008-09-02 06:30:00

By Liz Szabo Cases of chickenpox -- a disease that was once nearly universal -- have fallen 57% to 90% in communities across the USA since a vaccine was introduced in 1995, a new report shows. Before the vaccine, 4 million Americans a year came down with chickenpox, nearly 11,000 were hospitalized and more than 140 died, says a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in today's Pediatrics. Hospitalizations have fallen 75% to 88%, and deaths in children ages 1 to 9 have...

2008-08-27 09:01:26

At least 116 people infected in mumps outbreak in western Canada OTTAWA, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- At least 116 people have been confirmed of being infected and another 74 suspected cases under investigation following a mumps outbreak in western Canada's British Columbia province, health officials said Tuesday. The outbreak began in a religious community in the Fraser Valley when two people from neighboring Alberta province carried the mumps there. Due to their religious belief, many...

2008-08-26 15:00:00

Canadian health officials in British Columbia say an outbreak of mumps near Vancouver is being spread by religious groups opposed to vaccinations. The outbreak began in February and is now nearing 200 confirmed cases in the southern part of the province, the Vancouver Sun reported Tuesday. Dr. Elizabeth Brodkin told the newspaper of the confirmed or suspected cases, about half have never had any vaccinations, and said most of the reasons were religious or philosophical. "At the moment,...

2008-08-23 18:00:09

By S Hodson PUBLIC opinion seems to be that parents who decide not to vaccinate their children with the MMR vaccine are jeopardising the health of the country's children and helping measles, mumps and rubella to become prevalent again with disastrous consequences. I wonder why the same people are not sharing the same concern about the TB vaccination for teenage children being withdrawn - and only administered to 'high risk' children. Recently there have been several outbreaks in...

2008-08-22 09:00:10

By Associated Press ATLANTA -- Measles cases in the U.S. are at the highest level in more than a decade, with nearly half of those involving children whose parents rejected vaccination, health officials reported Thursday. Worried doctors are troubled by the trend fueled by unfounded fears that vaccines may cause autism. The number of cases is still small, just 131, but that's only for the first seven months of the year. There were only 42 cases for all of last year. "We're seeing a lot...

2008-08-17 15:00:26

By JULIA HORTON CASES of measles and scarlet fever in Scotland have rocketed by up to 20 times in the past year. The number of confirmed cases of measles nationwide reached 68 in June - compared to just three in the same time period last year. Numbers may rise again as the latest figures from Health Protection Scotland (HPS) reveal a further 50per cent jump in the number of suspected cases of measles from 108 in 2007 to 159 so far this year. At the same time scarlet fever cases...

2008-08-14 00:00:44

MERSEYSIDE parents have been urged to help avoid a measles epidemic. Primary care trusts hope parents of children about to start school or playgroup will add the MMR vaccination to their checklist. In 2006-7, there were 1,726 confirmed measles cases in England and Wales, more than in the previous 10 years put together. Sefton PCT is urging parents to ensure children are vaccinated against measles as well as tetanus, polio, mumps and rubella. Rod Thomson, Sefton PCT consultant in...

2008-08-07 12:01:26

THE Government is renewing its efforts to ensure children up to the age of 18 receive the MMR jab. The Department of Health is making extra doses of the vaccine available and pledging more cash to help NHS trusts vaccinate youngsters in their area. Uptake rates of the jab vary across England but are particularly low in London. Trusts in the capital will receive an extra Pounds 60,000 while those outside London will get Pounds 30,000. The last time a similar campaign was launched was...

2008-07-21 12:01:25

By MORGAN JOSEY GLOVER Guilford County Schools will suspend rising sixth-grade students who do not update their immunizations against three viruses by Aug. 28. The state Division of Public Health requires some students to receive a booster shot for the tetanus, diptheria and pertussis viruses if they have not had the vaccination since July 2003. The rule applies to rising sixth-graders in public or private schools, any child who turns 12 on or before Aug. 1, and new college students....

Latest Mumps Reference Libraries

2011-02-17 17:26:28

Mumps virus causes mumps which is a common childhood disease characterized by swelling of the parotid glands and other epithelial tissues causing high morbidity in some cases deafness. Infection is currently restricted to humans while the virus is transmitted by direct contact, droplet spread, or via contaminated objects. It is a vaccine preventable disease although significant outbreaks have occurred in recent years in regions with high levels of vaccination. The virus belongs to the genus...

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