Latest Mumps Stories

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.

2008-09-02 06:30:00

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.

2008-08-27 09:01:26

At least 116 people infected in mumps outbreak in western Canada OTTAWA, Aug.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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