Statement from Peter Marks, M.D., Ph.D., director of FDA ’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, on FDA’s continued confidence in the safety and effectiveness of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine
The FDA wants to underscore our continued confidence in the safety and effectiveness of the vaccines that are highly successful at preventing – in some cases, nearly eradicating – preventable diseases. Large well-designed studies have confirmed the safety and effectiveness of the MMR vaccine and have demonstrated that administration of the vaccine is not associated with the development of autism. MMR vaccine has been approved in the U nited States for nearly 50 years to prevent measles, mumps and rubella (also known as German Measles). As a result of its use, measles and rubella were completely eradicated in th...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 22, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

MEDICAL SHOCKER: MMR vaccine dangers exposed by FDA study
(Natural News) Care to purposely give your 3-to-4-month-young baby gastrointestinal illness and upper-respiratory distress? Up your chances of sickening your child with these serious health crises by 40 – 60 percent, simply by getting a nurse or doctor to inject the so called “safe and effective” MMR vaccine. Yes, the Measles, Mumps & Rubella shot,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mumps outbreak at Indiana University reaches 16
Sixteen students at Indiana University have contracted the mumps, according to reports. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Flight Attendant Is Reportedly In a ‘Deep Coma’ After Contracting Measles
A flight attendant has reportedly fallen into a “deep coma” after contracting measles, according to health authorities. The 43-year-old female El Al Airlines flight attendant was admitted to a hospital after coming down with a fever on March 31, CBS News reports. Her condition has worsened since then, and she now has encephalitis, or brain inflammation, and is breathing with the assistance of a respirator at Israel’s Meir Medical Center, according to CNN. Israeli health officials said the woman may have been infected with measles in New York, Israel or a flight between the two locations, both of which are...
Source: TIME: Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease Source Type: news

Indiana University is dealing with a mumps outbreak -- and most cases are linked to a fraternity
At least 16 cases of mumps have been reported at Indiana University since Februrary, and nine cases have ties to a single fraternity. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children's Health Defense fund is suing NYC over MMR vaccine mandate... a "violation of human rights"
(Natural News) Lawsuits are beginning to fly following New York City (NYC) Mayor Bill de Blasio’s recent declaration of a “state of emergency” over measles infection, which was accompanied by an unconstitutional decree that all vulnerable people living in four Brooklyn zip codes be forcibly vaccinated with MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella). The Children’s Health... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles Cases Are Still Rising in the U.S. But They ’re Even Higher Globally
The number of measles cases reported around the world has roughly tripled since last year, according to preliminary data from the World Health Organization (WHO). More than 112,000 measles cases in 170 countries have been reported to the WHO so far this year. By contrast, about 28,000 measles cases in 163 countries were reported at this time last year, the WHO says. There are likely many more cases that have gone unreported, the WHO says, but the data provides a good sense of global disease trends. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday also released updated figures for domestic cases of measles. Th...
Source: TIME: Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

New York City ’s Public Health Emergency Order on Mandatory Measles Vaccinations: FAQs
Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Network for Public Health Law. Published: 4/11/2019. On April 9, 2019, New York City ’s health commissioner, Dr. Oxiris Barbot, declared a public health emergency in response to a measles outbreak that has infected hundreds of residents, mostly children. The emergency declaration includes an order for mandatory measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccinations affecting residents in select areas of Williamsburg and Brooklyn, where most of the existing infections have arisen. These FAQs break down the key components of the mandate and the legal requirements. (Text) (Source: Disast...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nearly 300 US mumps cases reported in March
There have been 426 cases of mumps reported in the United States this year as of March 29, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New York City Declares Public Health Emergency In the Face of an Intensifying Measles Outbreak
New York City officials on Tuesday ordered residents at the center of an ongoing measles outbreak to get vaccinated or face fines up to $1,000, in the latest dramatic move by officials attempting to stop measles outbreaks that are spreading across the country. Mayor Bill de Blasio, along with Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot, announced a public health emergency related to the measles outbreak at a press conference Tuesday. “This is an unusual action, and it’s because of the sheer extent of the crisis,” de Blasio said. There have been 285 confirmed cases of measles since October 2018. The majority of ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized New York Source Type: news

Trust makes vaccination mandatory for recruitment
A West Midlands trust will no longer recruit staff who have not had an immunisation for mumps, measles and rubella. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 9, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

What Will It Take to Eradicate Mumps? What Will It Take to Eradicate Mumps?
Mumps isn't a trivial infection because it can lead to sterility. How can we end these outbreaks?Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - April 4, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Childhood vaccines: Tough questions, straight answers
Do vaccines cause autism? Is it OK to skip certain vaccines? Get the facts on these and other common questions. Childhood vaccines protect children from a variety of serious or potentially fatal diseases, including diphtheria, measles, mumps, rubella, polio, tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis) and others. If these diseases seem uncommon -- or even unheard of [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 3, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Nearly 5,000 students get shots at university amid mumps outbreak
The outbreak on the campus of Temple University has reached the triple digits (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New York County Bans Unvaccinated Kids From Public Places in Last-Ditch Attempt to Stop Measles Outbreak
A New York county is banning children who have not been vaccinated against measles from visiting public places — the latest and most dramatic attempt to stop preventable measles outbreaks in communities across the country. Rockland County Executive Ed Day declared a state of emergency related to the measles outbreak and announced the public places ban during a press conference Tuesday, saying officials “will not sit idly by as children in our community are at risk.” The move follows previous attempts to limit Rockland’s ongoing measles outbreak, which as of March 21 totaled 151 confirmed cases in co...
Source: TIME: Health - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized New York onetime public health Source Type: news

Mumps outbreak among Nottingham university students has struck more than 220
A total of 40 students at Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham are confirmed to have caught mumps, and a further 183 are suspected to have the infection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mumps outbreak at Nottingham universities
Public Health England confirms there are 223 suspected cases at two Nottingham universities. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mumps Outbreak at Temple University Reaches 74 Cases
MONDAY, March 25, 2019 -- A mumps outbreak that began last month at Temple University in Philadelphia has reached 15 confirmed and 59 probable cases. Forty-six cases were identified in the previous eight days, Mark Denys, director of student and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mumps Outbreak at Temple University: What Is The Latest
The outbreak has already resulted in close to 100 cases and is spreading elsewhere in the Philadelphia area. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Mumps outbreak grows at Temple University, 'strong recommendation' for vaccine
Temple University in Philadelphia has reported 74 cases of mumps in an outbreak that began last month, according to a notification sent to the university community on Thursday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Temple University Mumps Outbreak Swells to 74 Cases
(PHILADELPHIA) — Philadelphia health officials say they now believe 74 people have contracted mumps at Temple University. City Department of Health spokesman James Garrow said Wednesday there are 15 confirmed cases and 59 probable cases, all but three of them in Philadelphia. Probable diagnoses indicate a person showing mumps-like symptoms. The city says the numbers reported this year are high compared with those in past years; 54 cases were reported in 2010. Students who may be infected should limit contact with others and seek medical care. Mumps is a viral infection that involves swollen glands. The Centers for Di...
Source: TIME: Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Education Infectious Disease onetime Pennsylvania Source Type: news

Mumps Causes Quarantine of Over 2,200 Immigrant Detainees
WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 -- More than 2,200 people exposed to a mumps outbreak in two U.S. immigrant detention facilities have been quarantined, federal officials say. The 25-day quarantine began March 7 at facilities in Pine Prairie, Louisiana,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

2,200 quarantined over mumps outbreak at immigration centers
Immigration authorities say more than 2,200 people who were exposed to a mumps outbreak in at least two detention facilities have been quarantined (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Quarantine over mumps outbreak at immigration centers
A spokesman said 236 detainees have had confirmed or probable cases of mumps in 51 facilities in the past year (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mumps, Other Outbreaks Force U.S. Detention Centers to Quarantine Over 2,000 Migrants Mumps, Other Outbreaks Force U.S. Detention Centers to Quarantine Over 2,000 Migrants
Christian Mejia thought he had a shot at getting out of immigration detention in rural Louisiana after he found a lawyer to help him seek asylum.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 12, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

More than 2,000 people in ICE custody quarantined for contagious diseases
More than 2,000 people in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody are being quarantined amid an outbreak of mumps and other diseases. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here's what Big Pharma and the CDC acknowledge about the HARMFUL side effects of vaccines
(Natural News) The number of vaccinations mandated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has risen sharply in recent decades. These medical interventions are touted as full-proof solutions to many previously common “childhood” illnesses, including measles, mumps and chicken pox, as well as more serious diseases like polio and smallpox. As dependence on... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mumps, other outbreaks force U.S. detention centers to quarantine over 2,000 migrants
Christian Mejia thought he had a shot at getting out of immigration detention in rural Louisiana after he found a lawyer to help him seek asylum. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

It's not just measles: Mumps, whooping cough and other vaccine-preventable diseases are still in the US
She walked into the emergency room with an infant in her arms. "My baby, please help my baby," she said between sobs. I followed her into the room and asked what her baby's name was and whether I could hold her. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mumps Outbreak Reported at Temple U.
The Philadelphia university reported the first case of the contagious, vaccine-preventable disease on Feb. 28. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mumps Outbreak Reported at Temple University
FRIDAY, March 8, 2019 -- Ten confirmed cases of mumps, six probable cases, and a case under investigation have been reported at Temple University in Philadelphia. The university reported the first case of the contagious, vaccine-preventable disease... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

16 cases of mumps have been reported at Temple University
Sixteen cases of mumps have been reported by Temple University, according to Christopher Vito, associate director of public relations at Temple. He said 10 of those are confirmed, six are probable and one additional case is under investigation. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Why and when your children should be vaccinated
Ensuring your child gets a flu shot is important to prevent the flu. It's also important to make sure your child is up to date on?immunizations?with all of the recommended childhood vaccines which prevent serious diseases, such as measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, diptheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute https://youtu.be/ReIcJedkViY Journalists: Broadcast-quality [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 8, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mumps outbreak spreading in Pennsylvania
One of the affected patients at Temple University is a part-time student who went home to nearby Montgomery County and infected another person, officials say. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Mumps Quarantine in Louisiana May Have Compromised Rights of Detained Immigrants
A mumps outbreak and quarantine at the Pine Prairie Immigration and Customs Enforcement Processing Center in Louisiana blocked immigrants from legal resources, including their lawyers and the law library, for about two weeks in January and February, according to the attorneys. The outbreak has also raised questions about how officials dealing with public health concerns can undermine detainees’ legal rights. Lawyers said the illness did not stop immigration court proceedings — meaning from at least Feb. 3 to Feb. 14 quarantined individuals were required to continue with removal hearings, conducted from their do...
Source: TIME: Health - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Shefali Luthra / Kaiser Health News and Julie Appleby / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

New research finds no link between measles vaccine and autism
A 10-year study of more than 650,000 children found no link between the measles, mumps and rubella vaccination series given to children and an increased risk of autism. The study of Danish children born to Danish mothers published in the medical journal Annals of Internal Medicine agrees with earlier studies in concluding that there was no overall increased risk of developing autism among children who received the vaccine compared to those who did not, even if th ey had a sibling with autism, U.S.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Measles, Mumps, Rubella Vaccination and Autism: A Nationwide Cohort Study
A Danish nationwide cohort study evaluating data from 657,461 children born between 1999 through 31 December 2010 and followed up until the age of 13 years concludes that MMR vaccination does not increase the risk for autism, nor does it trigger autism in susceptible children. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nearly 200 people in Texas immigration detention facilities have contracted mumps
Nearly 200 people at immigration detention facilities across Texas have contracted mumps since October, officials say. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mumps: Virus Causes Puffy Cheeks and Sometimes, Serious Complications
The bottom line: Mumps is a viral contagious disease. People know mumps for patients ’ swollen cheeks and jaw, but patients also suffer fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, and loss of appetite. Outbreaks occur every year in the United States and Texas. The MMR vaccine protects people against this disease. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One More Time, With Big Data: Measles Vaccine Doesn ’ t Cause Autism
A 10-year look at more than 600,000 children comes at a time when anti-vaccine suspicion is on the rise again. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JAN HOFFMAN Tags: Autism Measles Vaccination and Immunization Research Children and Childhood Mumps Parenting Annals of Internal Medicine your-feed-science Source Type: news

‘Propagating These Lies Is Dangerous.’ Ohio Teen Vaccinated Against His Mother’s Wishes Calls for End to Misinformation
The Ohio teenager who made headlines for getting vaccinated against his mother’s wishes told the Senate on Tuesday that spreading vaccine misinformation is dangerous — but urged the public not to vilify those who do so. “Approaching this issue with the concern of education and addressing misinformation properly can cause change, as it did for me,” 18-year-old Ethan Lindenberger said while testifying before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on Tuesday. “Although the debate around vaccines is not necessarily centered around information, and concerns for health and sa...
Source: TIME: Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime vaccines Source Type: news

Temple U mumps outbreak widens
Three more possible cases of the mumps have been verified at Temple University, bringing the total to seven in a recent outbreak there. Temple notified students, faculty and staff Monday, Philly.com reported. Mumps symptoms include fatigue, aches, fever, swollen salivary glands, nausea and jaw pain. Serious complications can result from the disease, but most patients recover in a matter of weeks, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Mumps is highly contagious, especially among… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 5, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Galen Moore Source Type: news

MMR vaccine does not cause autism, another study confirms
The measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine does not increase the risk of autism and does not trigger autism in children who are at risk, according to a new study of over 650,000 children. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Largest Study Ever Finds No Link Between Measles Vaccine, Autism
Amid ongoing U.S. measles outbreaks, one of the largest studies to date provides fresh evidence that the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine does not cause autism. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles vaccine doesn't cause autism, even in high-risk kids
(Reuters Health) - The measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine isn't associated with an increased risk of autism even among kids who are at high risk because they have a sibling with the disorder, a Danish study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Study: MMR Vaccine Does Not Cause Autism
BOSTON (CBS) — A new large study should reassure parents there is no link between the measles, mumps, rubella vaccine, and autism. Unfortunately, despite all of the evidence to the contrary, there are some parents who still worry that getting the shot will trigger autism in their children. This new study should finally put the issue to rest. Researchers looked at more than a half million children born in Denmark over 10 years. They found absolutely no increased risk of developing autism after getting the MMR vaccine. They also found that even in children at risk, the vaccine did not trigger autism in those kids. Mean...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Autism Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV MMR Vaccine Source Type: news

Yet Another Study Shows There ’s No Link Between the Measles Vaccine and Autism
In this study, the scientists addressed some potential criticisms of how previous studies were designed in order to provide additional evidence to inform concerned parents. “We see vaccine skepticism growing,” says the study’s lead author Anders Hviid, an investigator at the Statens Serum Institut, the national public health organization in Denmark. “So we thought it was a good idea to revisit the hypothesis and try to get scientific answers to the different criticisms from skeptics of the original study.” Hviid and his colleagues analyzed data involving more than 650,000 children born in Den...
Source: TIME: Health - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

MMR Not Linked to Autism in Danish Cohort Study
MONDAY, March 4, 2019 -- Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccination is not associated with an increased risk for autism, including in children with autism risk factors, according to a study published online March 5 in the Annals of Internal... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Largest Study Ever Finds No Link Between Measles Vaccine, Autism
MONDAY, March 4, 2019 -- Amid ongoing U.S. measles outbreaks, one of the largest studies to date provides fresh evidence that the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine does not cause autism. Danish researchers found no link between the MMR... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 4, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

No link found between MMR vaccine and autism
(American College of Physicians) A nationwide cohort study of all children born in Denmark to Danish-born mothers between 1999 through 2010 concluded that the mumps, measles, and rubella (MMR) vaccine does not increase the risk of autism, does not trigger autism in susceptible children, and is not associated with clustering of autism cases following vaccination. The findings are published in Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 4, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news