Mumps makes a comeback in Canada and the U.S.

Public health officials in several provinces are telling young adults to check if they need vaccination boosters against mumps as cases mount.
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The researchers found that among children enrolling in kindergarten, the number of those with nonmedical exemptions has increased since 2009 in 12 states, resulting in lower rates of vaccination for measles, mumps and rubella.
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ConclusionNot only in Italy, vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, poliovirus, Haemophilus influenzae type b, measles, mumps, rubella and varicella is mandatory in children under 18  months. Other European countries adopted compulsory policies in order to prevent the spread of infectious diseases and to protect the community.
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics 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).
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Mycoplasma are a form of bacteria that are commonly found as contaminants in cell cultures. They adversely affect cell line growth rates and viral vaccine production. Mycoplasma contamination is a challenge for the vaccine industry and virology researchers. Current commercial reagents or kits only temporarily inhibit the growth of mycoplasma, but cannot eliminate the contaminants.CDC has developed a method that can reliably eliminate mycoplasma from enveloped virus stock. This method allows for the removal of the mycoplasma without harming harvested virus. The harvested virus can then be transfected back into a clean cell ...
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Vaccines have been hailed by virtually all medical experts, as well as medical historians, as the among the greatest triumphs of public health to occur in the past two centuries. Yet since Jenner first proposed vaccination for smallpox using the vaccinia, or cowpox, virus there have been both skeptics of its effectiveness and people who thought it was dangerous. That is, they had the risk/benefit ratio of vaccination exactly backwards, believing risk high and benefit low. They also often ridiculed the entire procedure, even from the beginning, as this 18th-century cartoon shows; Jenner is the fat gent kneeling by the cow. ...
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(MedPage Today) -- Mumps infection confirmed in vaccinated military members
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In this report, data concerning this hypothesis are discussed. It is shown that an association between vaccine administration and GBS has never been proven for most of debated vaccines, although it cannot be definitively excluded. The only exception is the influenza vaccine, at least for the preparation used in 1976. For some vaccines, such as measles/mumps/rubella, human papillomavirus, tetravalent conjugated meningococcal vaccine, and influenza, the debate between supporters and opponents of vaccination remains robust and perception of vaccines' low safety remains a barrier to achieving adequate vaccination coverage. Les...
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Conclusions: The Brazilian AEFI registry is useful to compare the magnitude and certain characteristics of adverse events associated with mandated pediatric vaccines.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Condition:   Meningococcal Infections Interventions:   Biological: MenACYW conjugate vaccine;   Biological: MenACYW-135 conjugate vaccine;   Biological: DTaP-IPV//Hib vaccine;   Biological: Pneumococcal 13-valent conjugate vaccine;   Biological: Pentavalent rotavirus vaccine;   Biological: Hepatitis B vaccine;   Biological: Meas les, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine;   Biological: Varicella vaccine;   Biological: Hepatitis A vaccine Sponsor:   Sanofi...
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