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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

Third MMR Shot Lowered Mumps Risk in Iowa Students Third MMR Shot Lowered Mumps Risk in Iowa Students
The attack rate was twice as low for those who had three MMR shots instead of two. Students had much higher risk for mumps if they received their second dose at least 13 years before the outbreak.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News 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

Manitoba mumps outbreak 100 times higher than normal
The rate of mumps in Manitoba is more than 100 times higher than usual, according to numbers from Manitoba Health. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba 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

L.A. County health officials say 42 people have been infected with mumps
A mumps outbreak in Los Angeles County this year has infected 42 people, most of whom live on the Westside, health officials said this week.There have been several mumps outbreaks nationwide in recent years, including some that are ongoing in parts of Texas, Arkansas and Washington state. Last... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - June 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soumya Karlamangla 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

Mumps outbreak in LA after dozens of gay men fall ill
More than 40 people, mostly men who have sex with men, were diagnosed in recent weeks, according to Los Angeles County health officials. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 2, 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

Mumps Cases Surge in US
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - April 27, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Mumps Cases Surge in US Mumps Cases Surge in US
Mumps is making a comeback.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News 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

Mumps Cases Surge in U.S.
Mumps cases are surging nationwide with health officials are reporting nearly 2,000 cases across 42 states and the District of Columbia since January. Texas public health officials alerted health care providers there to be on the lookout for mumps, tracing some exposures to college students on spring break on South Padre Island. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Texas mumps cases reach 20-year high
Texas health department officials announced a 20-year high in mumps cases, including possible exposures on South Padre Island. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Texas warns about biggest mumps outbreak in 22 years
The Texas Department of State Health Services warned this week of multiple ongoing mumps outbreaks. The surge, which includes 221 cases this year, constitutes the highest incidence of mumps in the state in 22 years. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Texas Reports Most Mumps Cases in Over 20 Years (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS The Texas Department of State Health Services is reporting the state's highest number of mumps cases in more … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - April 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Texas outbreaks leads to mumps advisory
The Texas Department of State Health Services has issued a health advisory as they investigate multiple outbreaks of the mumps, including one on South Padre Island, a popular spring break destination. It can take two to three weeks for symptoms to appear and infected persons are contagious three days before and up to five days [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 14, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mumps outbreak in Texas reaches 23-year high
At least 221 people have been diagnosed with mumps. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health 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

Morning Break: Mumps in Texas; Journal Backs March for Science; The Face of Autism
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - April 13, 2017 Category: Psychiatry 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

Mumps caused by paraquat-induced poisoning: a case report - Xu X, Yu Z, Liang Y, Gao H, Liu Y, Yu Y.
Paraquat (PQ) is a highly toxic herbicide that harms the liver, kidney, lungs and heart, and results in a variety of complications. The majority of patients with severe PQ poisoning may succumb to multiple organ failure, and the mortality rate is high. Alt... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 31, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Social Media, Math And The Mystery Of A Mumps Outbreak
Story discusses how researchers used HealthMap to track a mumps outbreak in Arkansas, and figure out why the outbreak may have occurred. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - March 24, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Improving Nutritious Food Fortification Scheme
[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopians have a proverb that goes 'An ear mumps on top of a goitre' which literally means adding an insult to injury. People often make this remark encapsulated in an adage upon observing an individual facing an additional hurdle in his/her life while already confronted by a challenge. Everyone is afraid of goitre, casting a shadow on societal life. Some individuals are living with goitre in some areas of the country without hope. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Social Media, Math And The Mystery Of A Mumps Outbreak
Since August 2016, there have been nearly 3,000 cases of mumps diagnosed in Arkansas. A epidemiologist explains how her team used online data and mathematical modeling to understand the outbreak.(Image credit: Maimuna Majumder/HealthMap; Alyson Hurt/NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maimuna Majumder 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

Modern Love: Pushed Into the Future When Illness Strikes (in an Unlikely Place)
After contracting a rare case of the mumps as an adult, a man receives bad news about his fertility. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TIM BOOMER Tags: Infertility Mumps Dating and Relationships Testicles 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