Latest Mumps Stories
2011 saw the highest number of cases of measles, the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported recently. 222 cases were reported last year, and 27 U.S cases have already been reported this year.
Vaccines for measles were not associated with an increased risk of febrile seizures among 4-6 year olds during the six weeks after vaccination.
Some of the 200,000+ visitors to the Super Bowl Village in Indianapolis last Friday may have been exposed to highly contagious measles, after Indiana state health officials reported that a man with the disease had attended the festivities.
Canada should establish a vaccine seroepidemiology surveillance network to better understand the effectiveness of vaccination programs.
A report on over 1,000 research articles has found that few health problems are caused by or clearly associated with vaccines.
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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