Trial Tests MMR Vaccine to Help Prevent COVID-19
A new clinical trial will try to determine whether the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine can protect health care workers from being infected with COVID-19. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could the MMR Vaccine Help Prevent COVID-19? New Trial May Tell
FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2020 -- A new clinical trial will try to determine whether the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine can protect health care workers from being infected with COVID-19. Hundreds of millions of people have received the MMR vaccine... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 4, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Measles, mumps and rubella: lab-confirmed cases in England 2020, PHE (updated 26th August 2020)
Quarterly reports, with commentary, on cases confirmed by Public Health England's Virus Reference department or national routine laboratory testing (mumps only). 26 August 2020 Added Health Protection Report (HPR)14(15) second quarter report. 26 May 2020 First published. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘We Will Share Our Vaccine with the World.’ Inside the Chinese Biotech Firm Leading the Fight Against COVID-19
It was the Chinese philosopher Sun Tzu, and not Al Pacino in The Godfather Part 2, who first said, “Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.” Yin Weidong, the CEO of Chinese biotech firm SinoVac, seems to have taken that advice to heart. On the desk in his office in Beijing are two plastic models of a virus—each blue core surrounded by red protein spikes. From the time it started spreading in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in late December, containing that virus has occupied virtually every waking moment for the scientist. The pandemic we now know as COVID-19 is rampaging across every continen...
Source: TIME: Health - July 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlie Campbell / Beijing Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight Source Type: news

Mumps Cases Disproportionately Affecting Persons Living with HIV Infection and Men Who Have Sex with Men - Chicago, Illinois, 2018
This report describes the use of spatiotemporal analysis to identify clusters of people with mumps and target public health response efforts in Chicago. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - July 16, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: HIV/AIDS HIV/AIDS and STDs Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella (MMRV) Vaccine Safety Men's Health MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Mumps Vaccination Source Type: news

COVID-FLU-SHOT COMBO? Will the next flu shot contain genetically modified, lab-concocted strains of Covid-19?
(Natural News) The problem with the MMR, the measles-mumps-rubella combination vaccine, is that the attack of the measles itself, according to virologists, requires your immune system’s full attention, so the other virus strains overwhelm the body, and the hyper-response or “adverse event” can be tragic. Combination vaccines, like the MMR, are highly experimental, unpredictable, and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common childhood vaccine might prevent severe complications of COVID-19
(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) A paper published by LSU Health New Orleans and Tulane University School of Medicine researchers suggests that live attenuated vaccines such as MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) may prevent the severe lung inflammation and sepsis associated with COVID-19 infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 26, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

What Causes Bradycardia?
Discussion Bradycardia is a heart rate below what the lowest value that is normal for age. Infants and children have higher heart rates that slowly decrease with age to adult levels. It is usually noted as an incidental finding because of increased vagal tone. Reasons for cardiology referral include associated heart murmur, syncope especially if associated with exercise or unusual triggers, other signs such as chest pain or palpitations, family history of sudden cardiac death, congenital heart disease or familial heart disease, bradycardic medication use, or unusual symptoms associated with the concern. Severe bradycardia ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 22, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

MMR vaccine could protect against the worst symptoms of COVID-19
(American Society for Microbiology) Administering the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine could serve as a preventive measure to dampen septic inflammation associated with COVID-19 infection, say a team of experts in this week's mBio, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

How Do Mumps Start
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - June 9, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Multistate Mumps Outbreak Originating from Asymptomatic Transmission at a Nebraska Wedding - Six States, August-October 2019
This report describes a multistate outbreak following contact with an asymptomatic, fully vaccinated index patient who reported extensive social interactions at a wedding. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - June 4, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Mumps Mumps Vaccination Outbreaks Source Type: news

A Vaccine Against COVID-19 Would Be the Latest Success in a Long Scientific History
Here’s betting you wouldn’t want anyone blowing smallpox scabs up your nose. But you might feel differently if you lived in 15th century China. Long ago, the Chinese recognized that people who had contracted smallpox once were immune to reinfection. They came up with the idea of preserving scabs from individuals who had suffered mild cases, drying them out, crushing them to a powder and blowing them up the nostril. For boys it was the right nostril, for girls it was the left because, well, 15th century. That is how the story of vaccines usually begins, though that version is decidedly incomplete. For one thing,...
Source: TIME: Science - May 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer health Source Type: news

Coronavirus as a Reminder of the Urgency of Getting Your Vaccines
Even before the pandemic, many parents rejected readily available, safe and effective immunizations that can protect their children. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Children and Childhood Parenting Measles Mumps Whooping Cough Freedom of Religion Source Type: news

Missed vaccinations could lead to other fatal outbreaks, doctors warn
GPs worried thousands may delay routine appointments due to fear of catching coronavirusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSenior doctors fear that thousands of routine vaccination appointments may be missed or delayed because of the coronavirus lockdown, raising the risk of sudden and potentially fatal outbreaks of other diseases when restrictions on movement are finally eased.GPs and accident and emergency departments have witnessedunprecedented falls in the numbers of people seeking medical care in recent weeks, prompting concerns that vital routine immunisations for infections such as mea...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 26, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Vaccines and immunisation Health Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Society Science Medical research Source Type: news

Review: MMR, MMRV, MMR+V Vaccines Are Effective, Safe
FRIDAY, April 24, 2020 -- Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccines and MMR vaccines with varicella are effective and safe, according to an updated review published online April 20 in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Carlo Di... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Review: MMR, MMRV, MMR & #43;V Vaccines Are Effective, Safe
FRIDAY, April 24, 2020 -- Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccines and MMR vaccines with varicella are effective and safe, according to an updated review published online April 20 in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Carlo Di... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study Confirms Safety, Effectiveness of Children's Vaccines
THURSDAY, April 23, 2020 -- Vaccines for measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chickenpox) are highly effective and do not cause autism, say researchers who reviewed 138 studies that included 23 million children. " In terms of safety, we know from... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 23, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Vaccine Rates Drop Dangerously as Parents Avoid Doctor ’s Visits
Afraid of Covid-19, parents are postponing well-child checkups, including shots, putting millions of children at risk of exposure to preventable deadly diseases. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman Tags: your-feed-science Vaccination and Immunization Measles Whooping Cough Mumps Diphtheria Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Babies and Infants Preventive Medicine Epidemics Meningitis your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Scientists find MMR vaccine could help fight Covid-19 in major breakthrough
SCIENTISTS have found the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine could help protect people from severe Covid-19. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cochrane Review confirms effectiveness of MMR vaccines
New evidence published in the Cochrane Library today finds MMR, MMRV and MMR+V vaccines are effective and that they are not associated with increased risk of autism. Measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (also known as chickenpox) are infectious diseases caused by viruses. They are most common in children and young adults, and can lead to potentially fatal illnesses, disabilities and death. Measles remains one of the leading causes of childhood death around the globe. Rubella is also dangerous for pregnant women, as it can cause miscarriage or harm to unborn babies. The MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) is a combined...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 17, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Vaccines, Antibodies and Drug Libraries. The Possible COVID-19 Treatments Researchers Are Excited About
In early April, about four months after a new, highly infectious coronavirus was first identified in China, an international group of scientists reported encouraging results from a study of an experimental drug for treating the viral disease known as COVID-19. It was a small study, reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, but showed that remdesivir, an unapproved drug that was originally developed to fight Ebola, helped 68% of patients with severe breathing problems due to COVID-19 to improve; 60% of those who relied on a ventilator to breathe and took the drug were able to wean themselves off the machines after 18...
Source: TIME: Health - April 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Some Guests At Party With NH Coronavirus Patient To Self-Quarantine
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — More than 100 people attended a private party with a New Hampshire man who tested positive for the new coronavirus, but only a handful had close enough contact to warrant being quarantined, the state epidemiologist said Wednesday. “The rest of the people at that party are considered low risk and are not asked to self-quarantine, but simply to monitor themselves for symptoms and concerns, and if they develop symptoms, reach out to a health care provider,” Dr. Benjamin Chan said in an interview. Two men have tested positive for the virus in the state. Both live in Grafton County and wor...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Coronavirus New Hampshire News Source Type: news

You CAN get mumps even if you've had the MMR vaccine
Luke Gardner, 21, from Northamptonshire, is well aware of the toll the illness can take. He caught mumps as well as German measles while studying broadcast journalism. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New statistics reveal highest number of'mumps' cases since 2009
Report found 5,042 lab-confirmed cases of mumps in England in 2019, compared to 1,066 cases in 2018. More recently, there have already been 546 confirmed cases in January 2020 vs. 191 during the same period in 2019. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Atomic structures mapped in measles, mumps, flu and RSV
(Northwestern University) Northwestern University researchers have, for the first time, determined the 3D atomic structure of a key complex in paramyxoviruses, a family of viruses that includes measles, mumps, human parainfluenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mumps WARNING as cases hit 10 year high – with majority not having MMR jab
CASES of mumps have hit a 10-year high and rose four-fold in one year. Health experts reported 5,042 incidents in England last year, with many of the outbreaks in universities and colleges. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Week That Wasn't: Virus Cream, Commute Chemicals, Tracing Mumps The Week That Wasn't: Virus Cream, Commute Chemicals, Tracing Mumps
Three medical stories that we didn't cover, explained.Medscape (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 15, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Mumps: Why adults might still need the MMR jab
The disease is one of three protected by the MMR jab - and the fate of the two are closely linked. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mumps cases rise to highest level in decade - symptoms of the infection to look out for
MUMPS cases have increased exponentially over the last year, with public health officials urging people to get the MMR jab to protect against the viral infection. Mumps cases may be rife but how do you know if you have it? Here are they key warning signs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mumps cases hit decade high in England
People are urged to get two doses of the MMR vaccine to maximise protection against the viral illness. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Falling Vaccination Rates: The Case of the MMR Jab
This House of Lords Library Briefing focuses on the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) jab. It looks at social media's role in the spread of misinformation, what the UK Government and social media companies have pledged to do about it, and what other countries are doing to solve declining rates of MMR vaccination. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How disease sleuths used sequencing to link mumps outbreaks in Massachusetts
(Reuters Health) - U.S. scientists used gene sequencing technology to tie together what appeared to be unrelated outbreaks of mumps in the Boston area, helping to rule out the possibility that the virus had mutated to evade vaccine protection, a new report says. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Understanding recent US mumps outbreaks
(PLOS) A single strain of mumps virus has dominated the US since 2006, and is responsible for many of the large numbers of cases seen across the country in the widespread 2016-17 outbreaks. In a paper publishing February 11 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology, Pardis Sabeti from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and colleagues analyze over 200 whole mumps virus genomes from patient swab samples, providing insights not obtained in standard public health surveillance efforts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Improving MMR uptake – GP practice campaign
NHS England has developed posters and other materials for GP practices to encourage people to be vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 3, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Evidence from large Danish cohort does not support an association between the MMR vaccine and autism: facts in a post-truth world
In a cohort of 657 461 children born in 1999 –2010, no association between the measles mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination and autism was observed. Despite this, it is unclear whether increasing medical evidence and facts about the lack of association between the MMR vaccination and autism will have beneficial impact in easing the minds of p arents and preventing unnecessary deaths. Prior to the availability of a measles vaccination in 1963, the majority of children contracted measles by the age of 15. Approximately 3–4 million US citizens were infected annually, with about 400–500 deaths, 48 000 hospital...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mumps symptoms: Four signs to watch out for after outbreaks reported in the UK
MUMPS outbreaks have been reported across areas of the UK, prompting warnings from health officials people check they ’re up to date with their MMR vaccinations. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

About 750 Seattle Students Will Be Excluded From School Because of Incomplete Vaccination Records
About 750 Seattle students won’t be allowed to attend school on Wednesday because they haven’t updated their vaccination records. The policy is a result of a new Washington state law that limited exemptions for the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, requiring that students be fully vaccinated or be in the process of completing immunizations in order to attend school. The law, which followed a measles outbreak in the state, prohibits families from using personal or philosophical reasons to avoid the MMR vaccine. It still allows for exemptions for medical or religious reasons. Wednesday marks the deadline...
Source: TIME: Health - January 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Reilly Tags: Uncategorized vaccines washington Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Children aren't getting vaccinated before international travel
U.S. children who travel abroad are not getting the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine before they travel to protect them from ongoing measles outbreaks, says a recent study. This leaves the children vulnerable to the highly infectious disease, which has made a resurgence in the U.S. after being eliminated in 2000. Most of the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 16, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mumps outbreak hits hundreds of students across UK after a fall in children having MMR vaccine
More than 7,200 mumps cases have been reported in the UK since July, according to Public Health England figures. A mass health scare was started by disgraced doctor Andrew Wakefield in 1998. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arkansas judge denies students' appeal to vaccination policy
A judge has denied two University of Arkansas students' request to block a public health decree that has barred them from attending classes during a mumps outbreak because they don't have the proper vaccinations (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Few MMR-Vaccine Eligible Children Receive Vaccine Before Travel
TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2019 -- Less than half of pediatric travelers who are eligible for pretravel measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccination are vaccinated during pretravel consultation, according to a study published online Dec. 9 in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Many Kids Traveling Overseas Aren't Vaccinated Against Measles
MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2019 -- Many American kids aren't vaccinated against measles before they travel overseas to areas where the disease is endemic, a new study finds. Nearly 60% of these children hadn't received the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR)... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Defending the Blood Supply Against Infectious Diseases
Measles, mumps, and tuberculosis—these are all diseases the general public has long disregarded as active threats. Yet, these highly infectious and potentially life-threatening diseases once considered eradicated have been resurfacing across the United States. Measles, for example, was declared eliminated in 2000 by the CDC, yet this year alone more than 1,200 individual cases have been confirmed in 30 states. This outbreak represents the greatest number of reported cases for the disease in the United States since 1992.1 While the ongoing anti-vaccination movement may not be the cause of these reappearanc...
Source: MDDI - November 19, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Maria De Capua Tags: Components Source Type: news

Study finds vaccine laws changed amid outbreaks -- often to widen exemptions
When it comes to vaccine-preventable diseases like measles and mumps, outbreaks lead to political action -- often to widen vaccine exemptions, according to an analysis published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks and state legislative proposals
This study explored how health is associated with legislative activity by examining whether outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases, such as measles, mumps, whooping cough and chickenpox, were associated with the introduction of legislation in states to change vaccine exemption laws. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Could a MMR vaccine injected into warts be the answer to banishing unsightly skin growths?
New wart treatment involves injecting the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine into warts which could banish the skin growths for good. The patients would receive four doses of it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New measures to secure MMR vaccine for private patients
The measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine has been added to a list of medicines which cannot be parallel exported out of the UK. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 7, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Science: Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism; Physicians Fight to Reassure, Immunize
Physicians repeat it over and over: Vaccines like the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine do not cause autism; they are safe and effective. Yet the decades-old false claim that vaccines do cause autism has convinced millions of parents not to give their children potentially lifesaving shots and could lead more to opt out, according to Texas physicians. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - November 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles virus infection diminishes preexisting antibodies that offer protection from other pathogens
Measles virus is directly responsible for more than 100,000 deaths yearly. Epidemiological studies have associated measles with increased morbidity and mortality for years after infection, but the reasons why are poorly understood. Measles virus infects immune cells, causing acute immune suppression. To identify and quantify long-term effects of measles on the immune system, we used VirScan, an assay that tracks antibodies to thousands of pathogen epitopes in blood. We studied 77 unvaccinated children before and 2 months after natural measles virus infection. Measles caused elimination of 11 to 73% of the antibody repertoi...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 31, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Mina, M. J., Kula, T., Leng, Y., Li, M., de Vries, R. D., Knip, M., Siljander, H., Rewers, M., Choy, D. F., Wilson, M. S., Larman, H. B., Nelson, A. N., Griffin, D. E., de Swart, R. L., Elledge, S. J. Tags: Immunology, Microbiology r-articles Source Type: news

Measles, mumps and rubella: How do we eliminate them?
A future free of the three diseases is "within reach" despite recent outbreaks, a health boss says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news