Booster jab plea as mumps cases rise
MEDICAL experts are calling for booster MMR jabs for young adults after figures show a big rise in cases of mumps.
CONCLUSION: This is the first study of the impact of RBC transfusions on MMR vaccine immunogenicity. Although lower than in the literature (immunity rates, ≥90%), the results show a high rate of immunogenicity of the MMR vaccine in chronically transfused patients. Additionally, results suggest that MMR antibody content in transfusions will continue to decrease with time. Weighing the risks and benefits of disease prevention in a vulnerable population, a reevaluation of immunization delays after RBC transfusions is called for. PMID: 31270825 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s latest report on potentially preventable hospitalizations revealed that vaccine-preventable conditions such as measles, mumps, and rubella accounted for 8 percent of these admissions.
Before the introduction of the vaccine, mumps was the most common salivary gland disease and was one of the most common infectious disease in children globally. Following introduction of the mumps vaccine in 1967, the disease in the United States was almost non-existent and could only be found in non-vaccinated patients, and even then, it did not present in an epidemic portion because of the extent of vaccination in the population at large. Beginning in the early 2000s, viral mumps began to present itself in vaccinated populations and currently, outbreaks are now continuing to increase in number.
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Recently, one of the students whom I was precepting at my primary care site stated “we didn't learn much about the measles.” To which I replied, “no, we haven't talked much about the measles.” Certainly, the students had memorized the standard immunization schedule and were aware of the thoroughly debunked theory linking the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine to autism, b ut they needed a refresher on the presenting signs and symptoms of the extremely contagious viral infection and how to educate their patients and families.
Conclusions: One-third of the investigated population had expressed VH, and a further one-third of these had refused a vaccine for their child. Chicken Pox, Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), and HPV vaccines generated the most hesitation. Negative information from the media was the most frequently evoked reason for VH. PMID: 31213037 [PubMed - in process]
Legislators trying to curb the numbers of unvaccinated children have been met with vigorous opposition from upset parents.
At least 11 prisoners and three medical staff members at the Harrison County Jail have come down with measles, a contagious virus that is preventable with the same shot to block measles.
(Natural News) Due to the recent spate of reported measles cases across the country, health authorities are urging all members of the public to make sure they’re fully up-to-date on their MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccinations. But what these same health authorities aren’t disclosing is the fact that the MMR vaccine carries with it...
A mumps outbreak at the Harris County jail in Houston has forced staff to isolate 14 symptomatic people and quarantine a few hundred other inmates, officials said Thursday.