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Mumps breakout: Rates of DEADLY viral infection on rise - even in VACCINATED adults
MUMPS is a potentially-fatal and contagious infection, and rates are on the rise in the UK and US, with some sufferers having been vaccinated. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New York Times confirms Natural News investigation: Mumps now spread mostly by vaccinated children
(Natural News) The New York Times is now confirming that Natural News has been right all along about the real cause of mumps outbreaks in America. In a bombshell article entitled, “Mumps Makes a Comeback, Even Among the Vaccinated,” the NYT admits that vaccinated children are spreading mumps. Via the NYT: (bolding added) Most of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Checkup: Mumps Makes a Comeback, Even Among the Vaccinated
Immunity wanes over time in some people, but being properly vaccinated reduces complications, experts say. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Mumps Colleges and Universities Vaccination and Immunization Children and Childhood Epidemics Source Type: news

Vaccination Coverage Among Children Aged 19-35 Months - United States, 2016
Coverage with most recommended vaccines remained stable and high in 2016; coverage was ≥90% for polio, measles, mumps, and rubella, varicella, and hepatitis B vaccines, and lowest (61%-74%) for hepatitis A, the birth dose of hepatitis B, and rotavirus vaccines, and the combined 7-vaccine series. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What you need to know about the new shingles vaccine
Barbara Campbell has twice had shingles. Each time, one side of her body was covered in “thousands of these horrid blisters.” She could only wear the lightest silk blouse. Anything else touching her skin hurt too much. “I’m in terror of having it happen again,” said Campbell, 79, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., describing the painful […]Related:How the government can fight the opioid epidemic under a public health emergencyRise in mumps outbreaks prompts U.S. panel to endorse 3rd vaccine doseExpert panel recommends new shingles vaccine that gives increased protection (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A shocking overdose photo exposed her addiction — and may have saved her life
Erika Hurt had become the face of drug addiction. The young mother was captured in a photograph by police, passed out in the driver's seat of her car outside a Dollar General store in Hope, Ind. — an empty syringe still resting between the 25-year-old addict's fingers. The snapshot captured yet another horrifying moment in the […]Related:How the government can fight the opioid epidemic under a public health emergencyPat yourself on the back, America. Your cholesterol levels are holding steady, CDC says.Rise in mumps outbreaks prompts U.S. panel to endorse 3rd vaccine dose (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask Well: Should I Get Revaccinated as an Adult?
Certain adults should be vaccinated against measles, mumps and whooping cough, diseases that are making a comeback. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KAREN WEINTRAUB Tags: Whooping Cough Vaccination and Immunization Mumps Shingles (Disease) Tetanus Measles Source Type: news

How the government can fight the opioid epidemic under a public health emergency
According to the president, 175 people will die of overdoses today, and every day, until the epidemic is curbed. Related:Rise in mumps outbreaks prompts U.S. panel to endorse 3rd vaccine doseExpert panel recommends new shingles vaccine that gives increased protectionFDA’s Gottlieb calls for greater use of medication-assisted treatment to fight opioid epidemic (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pat yourself on the back, America. Your cholesterol levels are holding steady, CDC says.
When it comes to our health as a nation, we’re not doing so great. Some cancer rates are climbing sharply. Nearly one in eight Americans has diabetes. And we are ballooning in weight, with obesity rates at record highs. Amid that grim picture, government researchers on Thursday had a glimmer of good news: Our cholesterol numbers, […]Related:Rise in mumps outbreaks prompts U.S. panel to endorse 3rd vaccine doseExpert panel recommends new shingles vaccine that gives increased protectionFDA’s Gottlieb calls for greater use of medication-assisted treatment to fight opioid epidemic (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC recommends booster shot of MMR vaccine during mumps outbreaks
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted Wednesday to recommend the use of a third "booster" shot of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine during outbreaks of the mumps. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rise in mumps outbreaks prompts U.S. panel to endorse 3rd vaccine dose
A federal expert panel on Wednesday recommended a third dose of the mumps vaccine when an outbreak occurs. The move was in response to the rise in mumps outbreaks since 2006, especially among highly vaccinated college students. More than 6,000 cases of the contagious viral illness were reported last year in the United States, the most […]Related:Expert panel recommends new shingles vaccine that gives increased protectionFDA’s Gottlieb calls for greater use of medication-assisted treatment to fight opioid epidemicWorld leaders rehearse for a pandemic that will come ‘sooner than we expect’ (Sour...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outbreak at Syracuse as CDC weighs new vaccine recommendation
An outbreak of mumps has spurred Syracuse University to offer students a third "booster" shot of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MMR vaccine side effects do NOT include autism – where the myth came from explained
VACCINES for measles, mumps and rubella do not cause autism in children, and it ’s important to vaccine your kids. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Has measles really been 'eliminated' in the UK?
"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 - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Vaccination target met for the first time
The proportion of eligible children receiving their first dose of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine (MMR1) by their fifth birthday has met the World Health Organisation target of 95% for the first time in England. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Latest fall in English MMR coverage by age two 'of concern'
Coverage of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine by children ’s second birthday has decreased in 2016-17 for the third year in a row in England. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

MMR vaccine first-dose target met in England
By the age of five, 95% of children are being vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Check your vaccination records: Mumps cases surging in Vancouver
After a big surge in mumps cases this year, Vancouver Coastal Health is urging young adults to check their vaccination records and make sure they’re protected. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(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 (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - September 9, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

A Third MMR Dose Can Help Prevent Mumps During Outbreaks (FREE)
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)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 7, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Third MMR Dose Helped Control College Mumps Outbreak (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But waning immunity from two-dose vaccine a continued problem (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - September 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Immunization Resources in Multiple Languages
From the NLM Outreach and Special Populations Branch: August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and public health professionals often need resources to educate individuals who may have limited English proficiency about the importance of receiving vaccinations for themselves and their children. Check MedlinePlus for resources on immunizations and childhood immunizations in both English and Spanish. Also check HealthReach for patient handouts in multiple languages about vaccinations, including: Vaccine Information Statements on specific vaccines, like the chickenpox vaccine (24 languages), diphtheria, tetan...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 22, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Education Health Professionals Outreach Source Type: news

MMRV Vaccination Does Not Increase Febrile Seizure Risk MMRV Vaccination Does Not Increase Febrile Seizure Risk
Giving the combination measles-mumps-rubella-varicella (MMRV) vaccine as the second dose of measles-containing vaccine does not appear to increase the risk of febrile seizures, researchers from Australia report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Small decline in MMR vaccination rates could have dramatic effect, experts warn
A 5% drop in measles, mumps and rubella vaccinations could cause a threefold increase of measles cases, costing the public sector millions, US study showsA small decline in the uptake of vaccines could have a dramatic impact on both public health and the economy, research suggests, as concerns about outbreaks of preventable diseases grow in the US and Europe.The new study reveals that even a 5% drop in uptake of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine among children in the US could result in a threefold increase in measles cases, and cost the public sector millions of dollars.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 24, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Infectious diseases Vaccines and immunisation MMR Health Society Science Medical research Source Type: news

Mumps outbreak declared among GAY men in Los Angeles; many already "fully vaccinated"
(Natural News) On 30 June 2015, Governor Jerry Brown of California signed the most restrictive vaccine mandate in the country. That law – Senate Bill 277 – went into effect on 1 July 2016, forcing every child in California to receive 40 doses of 10 different vaccines. Those who did not comply would forfeit their... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

VACCINE HOAX unveiled as rigorous scientific study finds NO reduction in measles, mumps, rubella, influenza or rotavirus among vaccinated children
(Natural News) The measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine controversy started with the 1998 publication of a research paper in the medical journal The Lancet. Former gastroenterologist Dr. Andrew Wakefield and his team found a link between the MMR vaccine and inflammatory bowel disease. The paper was eventually retracted under the weight of an organized... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles, Mumps and Rubella Virus Vaccine, Live
(Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - May 17, 2017 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Many Americans Skipping MMR Vaccination Before Traveling Abroad (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Of U.S. adults who go to travel clinics before traveling internationally, only about half of those eligible for the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - May 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

More than half of eligible US travelers not receiving measles immunization
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A study led by Massachusetts General Hospital investigators found that 53 percent of individuals seeking pre-travel consultations at clinics across the country who were eligible to receive the measles, mumps, rubella vaccine were not vaccinated during the clinic visit. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Doctors Weren't Listening To Somali Immigrants' Autism Concerns. Then Anti-Vaxxers Did.
Deeqa Hussein can’t put her finger on exactly how or when the vaccination disconnect happened in her community. For years, the large number of Somali immigrant parents in the Twin Cities area vaccinated their children at rates as high as 92 percent ― outpacing virtually every other ethnic group. And then, Hussein said, many parents just stopped.  “I felt like there was a lot fear and anxiety surrounding the MMR vaccine,” said Hussein, a special-education teacher with the Minneapolis Public Schools who also serves as the vice president of the local Somali Parents Autism Network and has two sons with...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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REMINDER:The World Vision/CareLink Foundation 6k race is Saturday, May 6th!  You may register at the race starting at 8:15 am. Cost is $50 for those 15 years of age, $25 for those under 15 years.Registration will be held at Pediatric Health's Naperville far south parking lotthat is off the River Road entrance.All funds go to World Vision's clean water initiatives.  We hope to see you there!*********************************************************************From the desk of Nurse Practitioner Josie Dawe:Josie Dawe, CPNPFor World Immunization Week (April 24-30), US medical experts have raised c...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - April 28, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Healthy Habits Vaccination Information Source Type: news

Mumps and Rubella: Stepchildren of the MMR?
The number of US cases of mumps in recent years may surprise you. What's behind the rise and why don't we hear about it? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 27, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Terry Brenneman, MD Tags: Vaccines Source Type: news

WATCH: Despite vaccination success, US still faces outbreaks
Health officials are fighting measles and mumps outbreaks in U.S. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Despite vaccination success, US still faces outbreaks
Mumps and measles outbreaks have been reported in recent months. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Mumps outbreak reported at university
Students are required to be vaccinated for mumps before they come to school, with a few exceptions (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 2017 Mumps Outbreak Probably Isn't Related To Vaccine Refusal
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 2017 Mumps Outbreak Probably Isn't Related To Vaccine Refusal
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 18, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Spotting the vaccine-preventable diseases that are back in the waiting room
Measles, mumps, whooping cough, and tuberculosis are making a comeback. Why is spotting the symptoms in some cases like detective work? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Complications of Mumps During a University Outbreak Among Students Who Had Received 2 Doses of Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine — Iowa, July 2015–May 2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 13, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Mumps outbreaks in the U.S.
The Arkansas Department of Health is investigating 2,918 confirmed cases of mumps and reports some of those cases involved children and adults who were immunized. Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist Dr. Pritish Tosh says, "The measles, mumps and rubella vaccine (MMR) is very good in preventing mumps but not perfect. Often we see a large [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 3, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Fading Immunity May Be Behind Mumps Epidemic Fading Immunity May Be Behind Mumps Epidemic
Dr Paul Offit discusses potential weaknesses in the MMR vaccine, and ongoing efforts to address them.CHOP Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

HHS Secretary Signals Opening for Anti-Vax Movement
(MedPage Today) -- Declines to endorse universal vaccination for measles, mumps (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - March 16, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Mumps outbreaks reported among vaccinated children ... Is the vaccine causing the outbreaks?
(Natural News) Mumps outbreaks have been on the rise, but not among those who are unvaccinated. In what appears to be a rather ironic twist, it seems that the majority of people affected by the disease are those who have received inoculations to “protect” them from mumps. In 2016, more than 5,000 cases of mumps... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Mumps outbreak can still occur in highly VACCINATED communities
(Natural News) As reports of mumps continue to spread across the United States, particularly in schools, it seems that even the pro-vaccine crowd has been forced to reluctantly admit that many of the people being stricken by the disease are, in fact, vaccinated. For example, Pennsylvania State University recently noted that the majority of their... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Fake News' Is Also Plaguing The World Of Science
By David Mills The political arena isn’t the only place where “fake news” is being debated. Scientists are now speaking out about false information and “alternative facts” that they say are diluting and harming legitimate research. To be sure, there has always been phony scientific material from snake oil salesmen to industry-sponsored research to tabloid headlines. However, experts interviewed by Healthline say the advent of the internet and the popularity of social media have made it easier for fraudulent information to spread. The topic is worrisome enough that the American Association for ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 6, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Unnecessary Cost of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
The U.S. is experiencing a resurgence of vaccine-preventable diseases, including measles and mumps, with record numbers of measles cases reported in 2014 and 2015, and more than 5,300 cases of mumps in 2016. These outbreaks are placing an unnecessary financial burden on health departments across the country. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - March 6, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Ten million lives saved by 1962 breakthrough, study says
Nearly 200 million cases of polio, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, adenovirus, rabies and hepatitis A -- and approximately 450,000 deaths from these diseases -- were prevented in the US alone between 1963 and 2015 by vaccination, researchers estimate. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 3, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Ten million lives saved by 1962 breakthrough, study says
(University of Illinois at Chicago) Nearly 200 million cases of polio, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, adenovirus, rabies and hepatitis A -- and approximately 450,000 deaths from these diseases -- were prevented in the US alone between 1963 and 2015 by vaccination, researchers estimate. The study is published in AIMS Public Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 3, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

CDC biosafety lab air hoses were not certified for breathable air
This post has been updated. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Feb. 17 that it had temporarily suspended work at its most secure biosafety lab that handles dangerous pathogens because air hoses that are part of the required full-body protective suits worn by lab workers were not certified for breathable air. About 100 […]Related:These 12 superbugs pose the greatest threat to human health, WHO saysDangerous antibiotic-resistant infections on the rise for children in the U.S., study findsRise in mumps outbreaks prompts U.S. officials to weigh third vaccine dose (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These 12 superbugs pose the greatest threat to human health, WHO says
The World Health Organization announced its first list of antibiotic-resistant “priority pathogens” on Monday, detailing 12 families of bacteria that agency experts say pose the greatest threat to human health and kill millions of people every year. The list is divided into three categories, prioritized by the urgency of the need for new antibiotics. The […]Related:CDC biosafety lab air hoses were not certified for breathable airDangerous antibiotic-resistant infections on the rise for children in the U.S., study findsRise in mumps outbreaks prompts U.S. officials to weigh third vaccine dose (Source: Was...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news