Ask Well: How Long Do I Retain Immunity?
Antibody half-life varies tremendously, from about 11 years for tetanus to over 200 years for measles and mumps. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICHARD KLASCO, M.D. Tags: Mumps Measles Tetanus Smallpox Viruses Vaccination and Immunization Diphtheria Infections Source Type: news

Measles: Is the MMR vaccine safe? Dr Ranj reveals how to avoid ‘severe consequences’
MEASLES is a highly infectious viral illness which can result in serious complications, including fatality. The MMR vaccine can prevent measles, mumps ad rubella, but is it safe? Dr Ranj Singh issued his advice on This Morning. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Take-up of MMR vaccine falls for fourth year in a row in England
Proportion of children being immunised down to 91.2% as experts warn of measles riskThe proportion of children in England getting immunised for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) has fallen for the fourth year in a row, as uptake for a further nine out of the 12 routine vaccinations has dropped, figures show.Related:Resurgence of deadly measles blamed on low MMR vaccination ratesContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Marsh Tags: MMR Vaccines and immunisation Health Infectious diseases Medical research NHS Microbiology Children Science Society Source Type: news

Mumps Spread Quickly at Texas Cheerleading Meets: Study
FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 -- Mumps is a highly infectious disease, as Texas cheerleaders and their supporters found out in one recent outbreak. Researchers looked over data on a mumps outbreak that began in December 2016 among those attending three... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Healthcare cuts 'strongly linked' to the resurgence of measles
(Bocconi University) Studies show that primary reason for the measles outbreak, affecting several European countries, is the decline in vaccination coverage, for which mainly the 'spread of anti-scientific theories' can be blamed. However, a new study in the European Journal of Public Health shows that cuts in public health expenditure also play an important role, with measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccination coverage decreasing 0.5 percentage points for each 1 percent expenditure cut (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Measles Is Returning to a Range of Places —But Not for the Same Reasons
By now, measles ought to be optional. As long as parents are conscientious and governments are competent, no child has to contract the sometimes fatal disease again. But across Europe and in the U.S., that’s not what’s happening. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there were more than 40,000 cases of measles–including 37 deaths–across Europe in just the first six months of 2018. That’s a huge jump: in all of last year, there were 23,927 cases, and only 5,273 the year before. More than half of those 2018 cases were found in Ukraine, while six other countries (Serbia, France, Ital...
Source: TIME: Health - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized global health Source Type: news

Measles Is Returning to a Range of Places — But Not for the Same Reasons
By now, measles ought to be optional. As long as parents are conscientious and governments are competent, no child has to contract the sometimes fatal disease again. But across Europe and in the U.S., that’s not what’s happening. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there were more than 40,000 cases of measles–including 37 deaths–across Europe in just the first six months of 2018. That’s a huge jump: in all of last year, there were 23,927 cases, and only 5,273 the year before. More than half of those 2018 cases were found in Ukraine, while six other countries (Serbia, France, Ital...
Source: TIME: Health - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized global health Source Type: news

Mumps Outbreaks at Four Universities -- Indiana, 2016 Mumps Outbreaks at Four Universities -- Indiana, 2016
Recent occurrences of mumps outbreaks in institutions of higher education highlight the need for standardized immunization documentation requirements and reevaluation of outbreak control policies.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Why Is Italy ’s Government Trying to Overturn a Lifesaving Vaccination Law? Here’s What to Know
Italy’s parliament shocked the scientific community on Tuesday by voting to lift a legal requirement that parents vaccinate their children before sending them to pre-school. The move, driven by Italy’s new populist coalition government, has been widely criticized by doctors, who say vaccinations are essential to avoiding outbreaks of serious diseases like measles. Here’s what to know about the Italian government’s decision: What did the Italian government do with vaccines? Italian lawmakers in the upper house of parliament voted 148 to 110 to amend a law that required children under the age of 6 to...
Source: TIME: Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ciara Nugent and Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Anti-Vaccines Italy Source Type: news

Mumps Outbreaks at Four Universities - Indiana, 2016
In 2016, large mumps outbreaks occurred at four Indiana universities. At some universities documentation of receipt of 2 doses of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine (MMR) was not available and required substantial personnel time to verify. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - July 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Africa:Cracking the Cold Chain Challenge Is Key to Making Vaccines Ubiquitous
[The Conversation Africa] Over the years vaccines have prevented countless cases of disease and saved millions of lives. Infectious diseases like polio, measles, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), rubella (German measles), smallpox, mumps, tetanus and rotavirus used to be common around the world. Today vaccines can prevent them. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What is the Interval For Non-simultaneous Administration of Live Virus Vaccines?
Discussion Vaccines are a mainstay of infectious disease prevention and health promotion. Infants, children and adults benefit from vaccines the most when they are given on the recommended schedules. However there are times when this is not possible as children come to the physician a little early, or a little late, or had unavailable records and so received addition vaccine, etc. There are many questions that arise because of these timing issues such as the one above. Standard vaccine schedules can be reviewed here. Commonly administered vaccines includes: Live-attenuated vaccines Cholera Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 9, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Health Basics QUIZ: Which has killed more people, measles or the measles vaccine?
(Natural News) Surely you are paranoid about infectious diseases. You’ve seen horrific pictures of children with poliomyelitis, mumps, and even smallpox. You’ve heard that the science is “settled” as far as vaccines go, and that they are one hundred percent safe and effective. You’ve also never seen any media coverage of vaccine side effects or... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unvaccinated Kids Create Risk of U.S. 'Hot Spots'
The researchers found that among children enrolling in kindergarten, the number of those with nonmedical exemptions has increased since 2009 in 12 states, resulting in lower rates of vaccination for measles, mumps and rubella. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New studies demonstrate infection control strategies for measles and mumps outbreaks
(Association for Professionals in Infection Control) The decline in vaccination rates across communities has led to the resurgence of diseases like measles and mumps, and recent outbreaks have demonstrated the importance of an integrated infection prevention response, according to new research presented at the 45th Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Is Immunity to MMR Vax Waning?
(MedPage Today) -- Mumps infection confirmed in vaccinated military members (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A Third Dose of the MMR Vaccine During Mumps Outbreaks A Third Dose of the MMR Vaccine During Mumps Outbreaks
Could the administration of a third dose of the MMR vaccine add an additional layer of protection during mumps outbreaks?Pediatric Pharmacotherapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Do I need the MMR jab before travelling? How safe is the MMR vaccine?
IF YOU are jetting off on holiday in a few months it might be worth thinking about whether you need a measles, mumps and rubella jab before you go. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Veterinary Group: Dogs Can ’t Get Autism, So Please Keep Vaccinating Them
Yes, you should vaccinate your pets. And no, they can’t get autism. That’s the surreal message the British Veterinary Association (BVA) is pushing out to pet owners. It comes amid a mounting trend of individuals who refuse to vaccinate their dogs due to a mistaken belief that shots can cause autism. This theory — which originally stems from a widely discredited and later retracted 1998 study that purported to find a link between autism and the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine — has been repeatedly disproven in humans, and has no scientific basis when it comes to animals. “There’s currently ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Autism healthytime onetime Source Type: news

From Declaration to Action: Improving Immunization in Africa
Inviolate Akinyi, a 46-year-old grandmother, got her granddaughter immunized using a mix of private and public clinics. Credit: Veronique Magnin – Habari Kibra VolunteerBy Joyce NgangaNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 25 2018 (IPS)Inviolate Akinyi, a 46-year-old grandmother, is certain that her grand-daughter needs to get all her vaccines for her to grow up healthy and strong. She uses a mix of private and public clinics in Kibera, one of the largest informal settlement in Nairobi, to get the 15-month-old the shots she needs. Mary Awour, mother to two-year-old Vilance Amondi, also believes immunization is important to protect her ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Nganga Tags: Africa Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Health officials urge vaccination after mumps outbreak
Delaware health officials are investigating 11 cases of mumps possibly linked to two separate dance festivals (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mumps and Boosters; Ecigs and Quitting: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include sinusitis treatment, low back pain management, waning mumps immunity, and e-cigarettes and quitting attempts (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - March 31, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Parents should vaccinate children against measles if going to Europe
Due to ongoing outbreaks across the continent, such as in Italy, Public Health England is strongly advising youngsters are up-to-date with the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) jab. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parents are urged to vaccinate their children against measles if they are travelling to Europe
Due to ongoing outbreaks across the continent, such as in Italy, Public Health England is strongly advising youngsters are up-to-date with the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) jab. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids with Autism —And Their Siblings—Are Less Likely To Be Vaccinated
Doctors say that there is no scientific evidence suggesting a link between vaccines that infants and young children receive in the first few years of life and the risk of autism, but that has not stopped parents from questioning the connection — and in some cases, forgoing vaccinations for their kids. In the latest study published in JAMA Pediatrics, researchers led by Ousseny Zerbo, from the Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center, found that children diagnosed with autism are less likely to receive additional vaccines, and that their younger siblings are less likely to receive the full schedule of childhood vaccinat...
Source: TIME: Health - March 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthytime vaccines Source Type: news

Kids with Autism Are Less Likely to Be Vaccinated
Doctors say that there is no scientific evidence suggesting a link between vaccines that infants and young children receive in the first few years of life and the risk of autism, but that has not stopped parents from questioning the connection — and in some cases, forgoing vaccinations for their kids. In the latest study published in JAMA Pediatrics, researchers led by Ousseny Zerbo, from the Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center, found that children diagnosed with autism are less likely to receive additional vaccines, and that their younger siblings are less likely to receive the full schedule of childhood vaccinat...
Source: TIME: Health - March 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthytime vaccines Source Type: news

Mumps vaccine may be wearing out for some age groups
New research could explain the growing number of mumps cases among young adults who thought childhood vaccines would last forever. Scientists warn the shots may be wearing off for some age groups. The answer could be a third mumps shot when someone turns 18. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss why vaccines need to be improved. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mumps Vaccine Effectiveness Declines Over Time--But There's A Solution
The mumps vaccine does work... just not for as long as we need it to. The good news? Booster shots could prevent outbreaks. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tara Haelle, Contributor Source Type: news

Mumps Vaccine Effectiveness Declines Over Time. But There's A Solution
The mumps vaccine does work... just not for as long as we need it to. The good news? Booster shots could prevent outbreaks. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tara Haelle, Contributor Source Type: news

Mumps Vaccine Effectiveness Declines Over Time. But There's A Solution
The mumps vaccine does work... just not for as long as we need it to. The good news? Booster shots could prevent outbreaks. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tara Haelle, Contributor Source Type: news

Why are vaccinated young adults coming down with mumps?
Immunity against mumps from vaccination lasts an average of 27 years, but a quarter of people lose their protection after only eight years (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Waning Vaccine Protection May Be Driving Rise in Mumps
A resurgence of mumps among young American adults is likely as the protection provided by childhood vaccinations weakens, researchers warn. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mumps outbreaks linked to waning vaccine protection, study says
The MMR vaccine, given in two doses to children, protects against the measles, mumps and rubella. Yet the United States and Europe have seen more than a few outbreaks of mumps, a contagious viral disease, in the past couple of years. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mumps crisis is coming as vaccines wear off, Harvard report warns  
Cases of mumps have reappeared in the US and UK, and a new Harvard University report revealed that the shot wears off within 19 years for 50 percent of people, and recommend another shot. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mumps Is On the Rise. A Waning Vaccine Response May Be Why.
The mumps resurgence has been largely in people 18 to 29, most of whom received the recommended two shots in early childhood. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Mumps Epidemics Children and Childhood Source Type: news

Waning Vaccine Protection May Be Driving Rise in U.S. Mumps Cases
WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 -- A resurgence of mumps among young American adults is likely as the protection provided by childhood vaccinations weakens, researchers warn. " Vaccination is the centerpiece of current public health strategy against... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mumps resurgence likely due to waning vaccine-derived immunity
(Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health) A resurgence of mumps in the US among vaccinated young adults appears to be due to waning of vaccine-induced immunity, according to a Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health analysis. Researchers found vaccine-derived immune protection against mumps lasts about 27 years after the last dose. The findings suggest that, in addition to the currently recommended two doses of mumps vaccine in childhood, a third dose at age 18 may help sustain protection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Thousands of cheerleaders may have been exposed to mumps
Health officials warn that thousands of cheerleaders who attended a national competition last month in Texas may have been exposed to the virus (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

There have been no reports of mumps in Texas or any other states in connection with the National Cheerleaders Association All-Star National Championship held Feb. 23-25, according to health department spokesman Chris Van Deusen.
(Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thousands of Cheerleaders Exposed to Mumps
There have been no reports of mumps in Texas or any other states in connection with the National Cheerleaders Association All-Star National Championship held Feb. 23-25, according to health department spokesman Chris Van Deusen. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mumps: What To Do After Thousands Of Cheerleaders May Have Been Exposed
Someone introduced the mumps virus to the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) All-Star National Championship, which was attended by over 1320 teams, 23,000 athletes, and 2,600 coaches from 39 states and 9 countries, (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

As thousands of cheerleaders exposed, what to know about the mumps
Texas health officials are warning the public about a possible mumps exposure. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Tens of thousands of cheerleaders from 39 states exposed to mumps
Families of the nation's top teams received an alarming letter on Friday urging them to get tested for the virus  just nine days after the national championship final (file image of the contest). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thousands of Cheerleaders Are on Alert for Mumps After a National Competition
Cheerleaders from 39 states may have been exposed to mumps at the National Cheerleaders Association All-Star National Championship last month in Dallas, Texas. A letter sent to participants by the Texas Department of State Health Services warned that “you or your child may have been exposed to a person with mumps” at the championship, which was held Feb. 23-25. Officials told The Washington Post that about 10,000 people may have been exposed when a person from out of state with the virus attended the competition. No cases connected to the competition have been reported in Texas or out of state. But the incubati...
Source: TIME: Health - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Gray Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Major vaccines addressed in updated ACIP guidelines
There are some notable revisions in 2018 to recommendations concerning hepatitis B vaccination for newborns and a third dose of mumps-containing vaccines, among others. (Source: Contemporary Pediatrics)
Source: Contemporary Pediatrics - March 1, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

The Vaccine-Autism Myth Started 20 Years Ago. Here ’s Why It Still Endures Today
Anti-vaccination headlines—like “HPV vaccine leaves another 17-year-old-girl paralyzed”—populate the Internet. That, and “Mom researches vaccines, discovers vaccination horrors, goes vaccine free,” are just a few examples of the fake science news stories shared this month on Facebook. If you are a parent on social media, you’ve likely seen many posts just like these. Maybe you’ve even clicked on one, curious. What’s the harm, right? As a family physician with four decades of experience fighting preventable disease around the globe and a professor of anthropology, risk a...
Source: TIME: Health - February 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jonathan D. Quick, MD, MPH and Heidi Larson Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

Kids Can Roll Up Their Sleeves -- Again -- for Mumps Protection
Title: Kids Can Roll Up Their Sleeves -- Again -- for Mumps ProtectionCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/6/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/7/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - February 7, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Roll Kids' Sleeves Up, Again, for Mumps Protection
During a mumps outbreak, doctors can provide an optional third dose of mumps vaccine, according to the 2018 recommended immunization schedule from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AAP Releases 2018 Immunization Schedule for Kids and Teens
(MedPage Today) -- New wording for hepatitis B vaccine timing in infants, optional dose of MMR in mumps outbreak (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - February 6, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

ACIP Issues 2018 Child and Adolescent Vaccine Schedule ACIP Issues 2018 Child and Adolescent Vaccine Schedule
Recommendations clarify who should get a third dose of the mumps vaccine and highlight that the hepatitis B vaccine should be given to all nonpremature babies within the first 24 hours of life.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Alert Source Type: news