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

CDC: Coverage 94.7 Percent for Two Doses of MMR in 2018 to 2019
FRIDAY, Oct. 18, 2019 -- For the 2018 to 2019 school year, coverage was 94.7 percent for two doses of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine, according to research published in the Oct. 18 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Suspected mumps among south Wales university students
Public Health Wales says it is investigating at least 28 possible cases of the virus. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Progress Toward Rubella and Congenital Rubella Syndrome Control and Elimination - Worldwide, 2000-2018
Progress toward rubella elimination has resulted in 168 (87%) of 194 countries protecting infants with rubella-containing vaccine and 81 (42%) eliminating rubella transmission. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - October 3, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella (MMRV) Vaccine Safety MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Vaccination Vaccines Source Type: news

Department of Health Services Teams with the Milwaukee Brewers to Promote Immunizations
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is excited to announce that it has partnered with the Milwaukee Brewers Community Foundation topromote immunizations through public service announcements (PSA ’s) recorded in Spanish by Brewers’ catchers Yasmani Grandal and Manny Pina. In the sixty-second PSA’s, Grandal and Pina talk about importance of protecting your family by having them vaccinated against diseases like measles, mumps, whooping cough,...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 20, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Mumps in Detention Facilities That House Detained Migrants Mumps in Detention Facilities That House Detained Migrants
Currently, there are ongoing mumps outbreaks in 15 immigrant detention facilities in seven states.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

A New World? Are the Americas Returning to Old Problems?
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Sep 12 2019 (IPS) When I in 1980 first arrived in America it was a new world to me. I went from New York to Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic and like so many visitors and migrants before me I was overwhelmed by both familiar and strange impressions. Familiar due to books I had read and movies I had seen, strange since I encountered unexpected things and new because both I and several of those I met compared themselves to the “old world”, i.e. Euroasia and parts of Africa. A sense of uniqueness, admiration for an assumed freshness and difference, can be discerned in the wri...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Pregnant? Make Sure You ’re Vaccinated to Protect Yourself, Baby From Disease
Vaccinations before and during pregnancy are important to protect both mother and baby. Three vaccinations are recommended: flu, Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis), and MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella). (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - September 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some People Vaccinated Against Mumps May Not Be Protected: Study
FRIDAY, Sept. 6, 2019 -- There are gaps in immunity against mumps among college-aged Americans who were vaccinated in childhood, researchers say. New findings show the need to learn more about the immune system response to mumps and mumps... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Decreased Humoral Immunity to Mumps Seen in Young Adults
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4, 2019 -- The frequency of circulating memory B cells (MBCs) specific for mumps is much lower than that of those specific for measles and rubella among healthy college-aged students who were vaccinated in childhood, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Children should have MMR vaccine for first day of school: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
As families around the country get ready to send their children off to school -- some for the first time -- it's important to ensure their vaccinations are up to date.?In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr.??Robert Jacobson, a Mayo Clinic pediatrician, explains why the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine is so important [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 3, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mumps Outbreaks Hitting Migrant Detention Centers
A new government report finds more than 900 cases of dangerous and highly contagious mumps have occurred at 57 U.S. migrant detention facilities over the past year, with nearly half of cases occurring in Texas. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Mumps Outbreak Reported in Migrant Detention Facilities
FRIDAY, Aug. 30, 2019 -- There have been confirmed and probable mumps cases reported among adult migrants detained in facilities, according to research published in the Aug. 30 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mumps Cases Reported in Migrant Detention Centers Mumps Cases Reported in Migrant Detention Centers
Mumps outbreaks continue in multiple migrant detention facilities in the United States, the CDC reports.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 29, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Hundreds of Detained Migrants Diagnosed With Mumps in 19 States
Mumps has swept through 57 immigration detention facilities in 19 states since September, according to the first U.S. government report on the outbreaks in the overloaded immigration system. The virus sickened 898 adult migrants and 33 detention center staffers, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in its report Thursday. New cases continue as migrants are taken into custody or transferred between facilities, the report said. As of last week, outbreaks were happening in 15 facilities in seven states. In response to the report, Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Bryan Cox said medical professionals...
Source: TIME: Health - August 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carla K. Johnson / AP Tags: Uncategorized Immigration onetime Source Type: news

Mumps sickens hundreds of detained migrants in 19 states
Mumps has swept through 57 immigration detention facilities in 19 states since September, U.S. health officials say (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Mumps in Detention Facilities that House Detained Migrants --- United States, September 2018--August 2019
On October 12, 2018, five confirmed cases of mumps among detained migrants in detention facilities were reported. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - August 29, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Mumps Source Type: news

Mumps Outbreaks Hitting U.S. Migrant Detention Centers
THURSDAY, Aug. 29, 2019 -- A new government report finds more than 900 cases of dangerous and highly contagious mumps have occurred at 57 U.S. migrant detention facilities over the past year, with nearly half of cases occurring in Texas. " Mumps is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 29, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mumps in U.S. Detention Facilities
Source: National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). Published: 8/28/2019. This one-hour webinar features the federal and local perspectives on the current landscape of mumps outbreaks in U.S. detention facilities; the complex operations for managing custody of detainees in detention facilities; the important roles of local, state, and federal partners in responding to outbreaks in detention facilities; and resources to assist with response efforts. Speakers also discuss the epidemiology of mumps in U.S. detention facilities, and the health service systems for detainee health care. (Video or Multimed...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

MMR catch-up for 10 to 11 year old children: information for GPs
In April 2019, NHS England and the BMA General Practitioners Committee (GPC) agreed to a catch-up campaign for the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 27, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Can a Play About Vaccines Be a Laughing Matter?
At the privileged private school in “Eureka Day,” some parents refuse to give shots to their children. Then the mumps hits. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elizabeth A. Harris Tags: Theater Colt Coeur Campbell-Holt, Adrienne Eureka Day (Play) Spector, Jonathan Source Type: news

Premature Babies Lag in Vaccinations
Preterm babies were more than 20 percent less likely to have had required shots by 19 months. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Premature Babies Babies and Infants Whooping Cough Tetanus Vaccination and Immunization Hepatitis Mumps Measles Source Type: news

What Infectious Diseases are Important to Consider in Transplantation Patients?
Discussion Transplantation is not a common problem for primary care physicians but when a child’s disease has progressed to end-stage organ failure, transplantation can be the only treatment available. While the primary care provider usually is not involved in the daily management of patients before, during and after transplantation, they can be involved in many areas. These can include providing appropriate primary and acute care, ordering and obtaining necessary medical tests, medications and equipment, assisting with medical insurance, providing medical history and records to consultants, translating medical infor...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 24, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Booster jab plea as mumps cases rise
MEDICAL experts are calling for booster MMR jabs for young adults after figures show a big rise in cases of mumps. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eager to Limit Exemptions to Vaccination, States Face Staunch Resistance
Legislators trying to curb the numbers of unvaccinated children have been met with vigorous opposition from upset parents. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Children and Childhood Parenting Freedom of Religion Whooping Cough Medicine and Health Measles Law and Legislation Mumps Epidemics Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Centers for Disease Control Source Type: news

Mumps outbreak at Texas jail strikes 14 and forces another 300 into quarantine
At least 11 prisoners and three medical staff members at the Harrison County Jail have come down with measles, a contagious virus that is preventable with the same shot to block measles. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news