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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

Health Officials To Decide If The U.S. Should Get 3 MMR Shots Instead Of 2
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 - February 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dangerous antibiotic-resistant infections on the rise for children in the U.S., study finds
Rising infections caused by a type of bacteria resistant to multiple antibiotics is causing longer hospitalizations and may mean a higher risk of death for children in the United States, according to a new study. The study, published this week in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, found that three out of five children admitted […]Related:Rise in mumps outbreaks prompts U.S. officials to weigh third vaccine doseMany people keep taking prescription opioids during addiction treatmentAir pollution affects preterm birthrates globally, study finds (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Rise in mumps outbreaks prompts U.S. officials to weigh third vaccine dose
Federal health officials are evaluating the benefit of an additional dose of the mumps vaccine because of the increasing number of mumps outbreaks since 2006. More than 5,000 cases of the contagious viral illness were reported last year in the United States, the most in a decade. Among the outbreaks in recent years, 19 occurred last year on college […]Related:Many people keep taking prescription opioids during addiction treatmentU.S. life expectancy will soon be on par with Mexico’s and the Czech Republic’sCDC temporarily halts work at biosafety labs because of air hose concerns (Sour...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many people keep taking prescription opioids during addiction treatment
The average length of stay on an anti-addiction medication was just 55 days.Related:Rise in mumps outbreaks prompts U.S. officials to weigh third vaccine doseU.S. life expectancy will soon be on par with Mexico’s and the Czech Republic’sCDC temporarily halts work at biosafety labs because of air hose concerns (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Air pollution affects preterm birthrates globally, study finds
A pregnant woman's exposure to air pollution has adverse effects on her fetus, according to a new international study, with prolonged exposure associated with nearly 1 in 5 premature births globally. The study, published recently in the journal Environment International, is the first global estimate of preterm births associated with pollution caused by fine particulate matter. […]Related:Rise in mumps outbreaks prompts U.S. officials to weigh third vaccine doseMany people keep taking prescription opioids during addiction treatmentU.S. life expectancy will soon be on par with Mexico’s and the Czech Republi...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Editorial: The Anti-Vaccine Movement Gains a Friend in the White House
The president ’ s dangerous embrace of conspiracy theorists could endanger thousands of lives. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: THE EDITORIAL BOARD Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Autism Medicine and Health Trump, Donald J De Niro, Robert Measles Mumps Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Kennedy, Robert F Jr Kennedy, Robert Francis Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Vaccines prevent diseases
"Vaccinations prevent infections before they occur," says Dr. Vandana Bhide, a pediatrician and internal medicine specialist at Mayo Clinic.?She says, "Childhood diseases, once thought to have been eradicated, such as measles, mumps, rubella and whooping cough, are making a resurgence in the U.S." from waning immunity or lack of immunizations. Watch: Dr. Vandana Bhide talks [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 12, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

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)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - February 8, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Mumps Outbreak Reaches 367 Cases in Washington State
Lower vaccination rates in children may be a contributing factor, officials say. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Most Americans Agree That Vaccinations Should Be Required For School Attendance
Most Americans think vaccines are beneficial for health, and that children should be required to get them, according to a new poll. The poll, from Pew Research Center, found 82 percent of U.S. adults say healthy children should be required to get the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine in order to attend school, while just 17 percent say parents should be able to decide not to vaccinate their kids. In addition, nearly three-quarters of respondents (73 percent) rated the health benefits of the MMR vaccine as “high” or “very high,” while just 7 percent rated the benefits as “low.” Ove...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most Americans Agree That Vaccinations Should Be Required For School Attendance
Most Americans think vaccines are beneficial for health, and that children should be required to get them, according to a new poll. The poll, from Pew Research Center, found 82 percent of U.S. adults say healthy children should be required to get the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine in order to attend school, while just 17 percent say parents should be able to decide not to vaccinate their kids. In addition, nearly three-quarters of respondents (73 percent) rated the health benefits of the MMR vaccine as “high” or “very high,” while just 7 percent rated the benefits as “low.” Ove...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 7, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

[In Brief] News at a glance
In science news around the world, the critically endangered saiga antelope faces a new threat from a livestock virus in Mongolia, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation gives a global health trends institute at the University of Washington a big financial boost, Russia's health ministry decides the country cannot afford to spend $1.2 billion to ramp up the response to its burgeoning HIV/AIDS epidemic, a new Pew Research Center poll reveals that 82% of Americans think the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine should be required for public school entry, and more. Also, scientists remind U.S. President Donald Trump that tortur...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 2, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Science Magazine (mailto:soleditor at aaas.org) Tags: SCI COMMUN Source Type: news

Most U.S. adults support routine MMR vaccine for children
HealthDay News More than eight out of 10 Americans support mandatory measles, mumps and rubella, or MMR, vaccination for children attending public schools, a new survey finds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news