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 …
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Publication date: Available online 7 October 2017Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and InfectionAuthor(s): Yu-Huai Ho, Chen-Chi Tsai, Ya-Wen Tsai, Yu-Chiang Wang, Tzou-Yien Lin, De-Jen Lee, Chih-Jung ChenAbstractBackgroundA 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.MethodsThe anti-mumps IgG was determined in 3552 participants of all ages in Taiwan. The...
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
(Association for Professionals in Infection Control) The decline in vaccination rates across communities has led to the resurgence of diseases like measles and mumps, and recent outbreaks have demonstrated the importance of an integrated infection prevention response, according to new research presented at the 45th Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Conclusions: The high risk for teenagers and young adults is of concern in view of their vulnerability to more severe measles, mumps and rubella disease and complications. PMID: 29945697 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Euro Surveill - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research
Abstract Vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs) cause substantial morbidity and mortality in the United States Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPI).* CDC collaborates with USAPI immunization programs to monitor vaccination coverage. In 2016, † USAPI immunization programs and CDC piloted a method for estimating up-to-date status among children aged 2 years using medical record abstraction to ascertain regional vaccination coverage. This was the first concurrent assessment of childhood vaccination coverage across five USAPI jurisdictions (American Samoa; Chuuk State, Federated States of Micronesia [FSM]; Commonwea...
Source: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkl... - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Tags: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep Source Type: research
Abstract Mumps, a common childhood disease in the pre-vaccine era that causes swelling of the parotid salivary glands, can lead to orchitis, viral meningitis, and sensorineural deafness. While the incidence of disease decreased dramatically after the vaccine was added to standard vaccination schedules, the disease has made a substantial resurgence in recent years. As a result, it becomes critical to examine the factors involved in recurring outbreaks. Although low and incomplete vaccination coverage may be a key reason, it does not fully explain the issue due to the high rate of occurrence in populations with high...
Source: Vaccine - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Vaccine Source Type: research
Could the administration of a third dose of the MMR vaccine add an additional layer of protection during mumps outbreaks?Pediatric Pharmacotherapy
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news
Public Health England (PHE) has advised the public to ensure they have had two doses of the MMR vaccine after it confirmed  outbreaks of measles across England.
Source: The Pharmaceutical Journal - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Yes, you should vaccinate your pets. And no, they can’t get autism. That’s the surreal message the British Veterinary Association (BVA) is pushing out to pet owners. It comes amid a mounting trend of individuals who refuse to vaccinate their dogs due to a mistaken belief that shots can cause autism. This theory — which originally stems from a widely discredited and later retracted 1998 study that purported to find a link between autism and the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine — has been repeatedly disproven in humans, and has no scientific basis when it comes to animals. “There’s currently ...
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This article reviews the clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and potential complications in patients with mumps.
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - Category: Primary Care Tags: CME: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
In conclusion, RT-PCR of buccal specimens had the highest diagnostic yield during a mumps outbreak in a partially vaccinated population. To optimize mumps diagnostic potential, clinicians should collect specimens depending on when the patient presents for care and their immunization history.
Source: Journal of Clinical Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Virology Source Type: research
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