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Washington State Mumps Outbreak Affecting Vaccinated Kids (FREE)

By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM Washington State is reporting 349 confirmed or probable cases of mumps, according to the latest numbers from the state's health department.Paul …
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

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CONCLUSIONS: In each of the FSM states, a substantial proportion of children received DTaP and MMR doses outside the recommended timeframe. Children who receive vaccinations later than recommended remain susceptible to VPDs during the period they remain unvaccinated, which may have a substantial impact on health systems during an outbreak. Immunization programs should consider vaccination timeliness in addition to coverage as a measure of susceptibility to VPDs in young children. PMID: 29029941 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Vaccine - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Vaccine Source Type: research
Conclusion The seropositivity to mumps was unexpectedly low in highly vaccinated generations, and with a significant geographical discrepancy in Taiwan, which may have been responsible for the sustained reports of mumps cases in Taiwan.
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: A resurgence of mumps was noted recently and outbreaks were increasingly reported in populations with high vaccine coverage. We aimed to evaluate the seroprevalence to mumps in Taiwan, where a two-dose childhood mumps-containing vaccine program, with a high coverage rate, had been implemented for>20 years. METHODS: The anti-mumps IgG was determined in 3552 participants of all ages in Taiwan. The age-specific seropositivity rates were calculated and the sociodemographic variables associated with the seronegative sera were analyzed with a logistic regression method. RESULTS: The ove...
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research
"Measles eliminated in the UK for the first time," reports The Telegraph. This and other stories in the media are based on a new World Health Organization (WHO) report confirming the UK is now one of 33 countries in Europe to have "eliminated" measles. "Elimination" is the official term used once a country has reduced the number of cases of a disease to a low enough level to stop it spreading through the general population for at least three years. It doesn't mean that measles has been wiped out or eradicated in the UK. In 2016 there were more than 500 cases in England and Wales. However, the ...
Source: NHS News Feed - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include a new antibody for asthma, early treatment in COPD, mumps vaccine to curtail an outbreak, and medical exemptions from routine vaccinations
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This week’s topics include a new antibody for asthma, early treatment in COPD, mumps vaccine to curtail an outbreak, and medical exemptions from routine vaccinations. Program notes: 0:38 Avoiding vaccines with medical exemptions 1:38 More people who are vaccinated the less likely an outbreak 2:36 Total went down but others are gaming the system 3:23 […]
Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine Weekly Health News - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: All Podcasts Infectious diseases PodMed Prevention Respiratory Disorders Vaccines Source Type: podcasts
By the Editors A third dose of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine helped prevent mumps infection during an outbreak at the University of Iowa in 2015 –16, …
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - Category: Primary Care Source Type: news
(MedPage Today) -- But waning immunity from two-dose vaccine a continued problem
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
New England Journal of Medicine,Volume 377, Issue 10, Page 947-956, September 2017.
Source: New England Journal of Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
When health officials learned that the 2015 measles outbreak was caused by clusters of unvaccinated children, Americans once more wanted to understand why some parents do not vaccinate their children. In our highly polarized culture, media commentators and even academics began to connect opposition to vaccination to either the left or right of politics. So a question arises: Who is more likely to be opposed to vaccination, liberals or conservatives? As a sociologist who studies infectious disease, I took a look at this. The answer seems to depend on what question you ask. Because the outbreak started in the wealthy, libera...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Conditions Pediatrics Primary Care Public Health & Policy Source Type: blogs
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