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Abstract 161: Presence of Vaccination Antibodies and Cardiovascular Mortality: Insights From NHANES III and Continuous NHANES [Poster Session II]
Conclusion: Our observational study in a large database suggests that presence of non-influenza vaccination antibodies is not associated with decreased cardiovascular mortality in a nationally representative cohort. (Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes)
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes - May 15, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Shah, N., Patel, N. J., Grover, P., Chothani, A., Mehta, K., Deshmukh, A., Rathod, A., Singh, V., Savani, G., Gupta, S. J., Badheka, A. O., De Marchena, E., Cohen, M. G. Tags: Poster Session II Source Type: research
Infants Born To Vaccinated Mothers May Lose Initial Measles Immunity Sooner Than Those Born To Unvaccinated Mothers
Dutch study findings support earlier vaccination of newborns at high risk for measles A new Dutch study suggests that infants born to mothers who received the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine lose their initial immunity to measles--acquired from their mothers--sooner than infants born to mothers who were naturally infected with measles... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news
[Correspondence] Mumps outbreak in private schools: public health lessons for the post-Wakefield era
In September 2012, we managed an outbreak of mumps among pupils in a private boarding school in Sedbergh, UK. The school has around 550 pupils aged 4–18 years, but the mumps outbreak was confined to students aged 13–18 years. Many pupils come from overseas, and in particular from east Asia. We believe that the outbreak highlights the risks of mumps and measles following the Andrew Wakefield MMR vaccine controversy, and the subsequent reduction in uptake of the vaccine. Of the 66 clinical cases of mumps, 35 were laboratory confirmed, and vaccination histories were available for 55 cases. (Source: LANCET)
Source: LANCET - May 10, 2013 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Nigel Calvert, John R Ashton, Eleanor Garnett Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research
Circulation of Two Mumps Virus Genotypes in an Unimmunized Population in India
Abstract Two separate outbreaks of fever with parotitis were reported from the Apsinga and Pimpla villages in the Osmanabad district of the Maharashtra State, India during February and March 2012. Meningo‐encephalitis was noted in two patients resulting in the death of an 11‐year male. Samples of blood and throat swabs were collected from patients with fever and parotitis. Serum samples from suspected (n = 62) and convalescent (n = 19) patients were tested for mumps virus specific IgM and/or IgG antibodies. Mumps virus specific IgM antibodies were detected in 44 of 62 serum samples (71%). Of the 19 convalescent...
Source: Journal of Medical Virology - May 8, 2013 Category: Virology Authors: Sunil R. Vaidya, Deepika T. Chowdhury, Neelakshi S. Kumbhar, Ramsingh Tomar, Madhukar B. Kamble, Mohammed I. Kazi Tags: Research Article Source Type: research
Could MUMPS be the next epidemic to hit Wales? Cardiff University warns students of rise in cases
Doctors fear a large outbreak of mumps may follow the latest measles epidemic because of a generation who missed out on MMR jabs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Maurice Hilleman, M.M.R. Vaccine’s Forgotten Hero
An irascible but modest scientist devoted his life to preventing childhood illnesses, with such success that their once-fearsome toll has faded from consciousness. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By RICHARD CONNIFF Tags: JC Penney Company Inc JCP NYSE Medicine and Health Mumps Vaccination and Immunization Children and Childhood Source Type: news
Estimation of Vaccine Efficacy and Critical Vaccination Coverage in Partially Observed Outbreaks
We present a novel approach to estimating vaccine efficacy in a Bayesian framework using disease transmission models. The methodology is applied to outbreaks of mumps in primary schools in the Netherlands. The total study population consisted of 2,493 children in ten primary schools, of which 510 (20%) were known to have been infected, and 832 (33%) had unknown infection status. The apparent vaccination coverage ranged from 12% to 93%, and the apparent infection attack rate varied from 1% to 76%. Our analyses show that vaccination reduces the probability of infection per contact substantially but not perfectly ( = 0.93...
Source: PLoS Computational Biology - May 2, 2013 Category: Biology Authors: Michiel van Boven et al. Source Type: research
Measles outbreak prompts national vaccination catch-up program in UK
Health officials in the UK have announced a national catch-up program to target 10–16 year olds who did not receive the combined measles, mumps, and rubella vaccination in early childhood due to fears about links with autism. (Source: MedWire News - Infectious Diseases)
Source: MedWire News - Infectious Diseases - May 1, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
Haemophilus influenzae Type b in an Immunocompetent, Fully Vaccinated ALL Survivor
A 7-year-old boy with a history of recurrent acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), in remission, presented to primary care clinic after 2 days of progressive right hip pain with weight-bearing activities. He was otherwise asymptomatic at the time of presentation. Blood cultures revealed Gram-negative diplococci, which prompted an MRI that was significant for a hip joint effusion and femoral head bone marrow edema. The patient had no sick contacts and no significant past medical history other than ALL. The patient had been given all recommended childhood vaccinations. Arthrocentesis and needle biopsy of the femoral neck were ...
Source: PEDIATRICS - May 1, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Nevin, J., Kanter Washko, J., Arnold, J. Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
Measles outbreak prompts national vaccination catch-up program in UK
Health officials in the UK have announced a national catch-up program to target 10–16 year olds who did not receive the combined measles, mumps, and rubella vaccination in early childhood due to fears about links with autism. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - April 30, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news
Mother of autistic boy still fears MMR vaccine
Karenza Cassidy, from Swansea, believes that the MMR vaccine caused her son Eddie's autism, so she refuses to have his younger sister immunised, despite the measles epidemic in South Wales. (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - April 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rubella autistic MMR vaccine Measles health outbreak autism Mumps Wales Source Type: news
VIDEO: Overcoming MMR vaccine fears
The Department of Health is preparing a stockpile of Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccines in the event of a measles outbreak in Swansea spreading. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
GPs Should Redouble Efforts On MMR Initiative, Says Unite, UK
GPs across the UK should target the parents of children who they think have not received the MMR immunisations, Unite, the largest union in the country, has urged. Unite, which embraces the Community Practitioners' and Health Visitors' Association, said that there needs to be a public awareness programme that informs parents - and not scares them. Unite lead professional officer Obi Amadi that said that the government and GPs had 'a duty to explain' the importance of the MMR vaccine which is designed to prevent measles, mumps and rubella... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news
Why a drop-off in measles, mumps and rubella jabs for some is bad news for all
Waning herd immunity means even those who were vaccinated are now susceptible, says Cherrill Hicks (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - April 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Measles outbreak: man who died in Swansea was infected, lab tests reveal
Coroner investigates whether measles was cause of Gareth Williams's death and health officials call again for parents to immunise childrenA 25-year-old man has become the first person to die with measles in the Swansea outbreak as health authorities in Wales try to bring the highly infectious disease under control.Laboratory tests by Public Health Wales (PHW) confirmed the diagnosis within hours of the man's body being found in a flat in Swansea on Friday. He has been named locally as Gareth Williams.Investigations by the coroner as to whether the measles caused the death are continuing. If it were the reason, it would be ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 19, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley, James Meikle Tags: The Guardian Infectious diseases News Health Vaccines and immunisation Society MMR UK news Wales Source Type: news
Measles outbreak: man suspected to have died of disease in Swansea
If cause is confirmed, 25-year-old's death would be first measles fatality in UK since 2008The Swansea coroner is investigating whether a 25-year-old man has died of measles. The city is at the centre of a major outbreak of the highly infectious disease, and the fatality – if the cause is confirmed – would be the first UK death from measles since 2008. Seventy-seven people have needed hospital treatment during the outbreak.More than 800 cases, many among 10- to 18-year-olds, have been reported since November, and numbers are rising steadily and spreading north from the south of the country despite health authorities or...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 19, 2013 Category: Science Authors: James Meikle Tags: Infectious diseases News Health guardian.co.uk Vaccines and immunisation Society MMR UK news Wales Science Source Type: news
Childhood infectious diseases and risk of leukaemia in an adult population
This study is aimed at investigating the association between common childhood infectious diseases (measles, chickenpox, rubella, mumps and pertussis) and the risk of developing leukaemia in an adult population. A reanalysis of a large population based case‐control study was carried out. Original data included 1,771 controls and 649 leukaemia cases from 11 Italian areas. In order to contain recall bias, the analysis was restricted to subjects directly interviewed and with a good quality interview (1,165 controls and 312 cases). Odds ratios (OR) and their related 95% confidence intervals (95%CI) were estimated by unconditi...
Source: International Journal of Cancer - April 11, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Stefano Parodi, Paolo Crosignani, Lucia Miligi, Oriana Nanni, Valerio Ramazzotti, Stefania Rodella, Adele Seniori Costantini, Rosario Tumino, Carla Vindigni, Paolo Vineis, Emanuele Stagnaro Tags: Epidemiology Source Type: research
Pediatric sudden sensorineural hearing loss: Diagnosed causes and response to intervention
Conclusions: The incidence of SSNHL in pediatric patients is unknown. Etiologies of SSNHL include viral, EVA, ototoxicity, noise, and non-organic. Most studies were non-diagnostic although 2/22 CT/MRI provided an etiology. Identification of other causes required careful history review. The incidence of SSNHL in the pediatric population needs to be studied, and the timing, dosage, route and efficacy of steroids further evaluated. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - April 1, 2013 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Yael Tarshish, Alison Leschinski, Margaret Kenna Tags: Research papers Source Type: research
Multiple Vaccines Not Linked To Autism Risk, CDC
There is no casual link between certain vaccine types and autism, says a new study carried out by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and published in The Journal of Pediatrics. Parental concerns that vaccines might be related to a higher risk of developing autism were initially related to the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine and thimerosal-containing immunizations. In 2004, the Institute of Medicine (IoM) carried out a study which concluded that according to all evidence, there is no casual link between these vaccines and ASDs (autism spectrum disorders)... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news
Two measles outbreaks after importation--Utah, March-June 2011.
Abstract Before licensure of a measles vaccine in 1963, more than 500,000 measles cases on average were reported in the United States each year during 1951-1962. By 1993, through measles vaccination and control efforts, only 312 cases were reported nationwide. In 2000, the last year in which an outbreak had occurred in Utah, measles was declared "not endemic in the United States," but measles importations continue to occur, leading to outbreaks, especially among unvaccinated persons. Many U.S. health-care personnel have never seen a measles patient, which might hamper diagnosis and delay reporting. During March-Jun...
Source: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkl... - March 29, 2013 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Tags: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep Source Type: research
Potential Treatments For Ebola And Other Deadly Viruses
Illnesses caused by many of the world's most deadly viruses cannot be effectively treated with existing drugs or vaccines. A study published by Cell Press in the journal Chemistry & Biology has revealed several compounds that can inhibit multiple viruses, such as highly lethal Ebola virus, as well as pathogens responsible for rabies, mumps, and measles, opening up new therapeutic avenues for combating highly pathogenic viruses... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Tropical Diseases Source Type: news
Local public health response to vaccine-associated measles: case report
Conclusion: The public health approach to contact tracing and exclusions for vaccine-associated measles in immunocompromised patients is unclear. The rarity of secondary cases provides further evidence that the risk to the general public is likely extremely low. Although the risk appears negligible, exclusion and administration of immune globulin may be considered for susceptible, immunocompromised contacts of cases of vaccine-associated measles in immunocompromised patients. (Source: BMC Public Health - Latest articles)
Source: BMC Public Health - Latest articles - March 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Monica HauKevin SchwartzCrystal FrenetteIsabelle MogckJonathan GubbayAlberto SeveriniJoanne HiebertShelley DeeksShaun Morris Source Type: research
New Treatment Option for Ebola
(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Many viruses that cause human diseases are non-segmented, negative-strand (NNS) RNA viruses. Some illnesses caused by deadly viruses cannot be treated effectively with existing drugs or vaccines. However, new research reveals several compounds that could inhibit multiple viruses, such as the Ebola virus, along with pathogens responsible for rabies, measles, and mumps, which will open up new therapeutic avenues for combating the pathogenic viruses. (Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com)
Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com - March 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Mumps virus encephalomyelitis in a 19-year old male patient with an undefined severe combined immunodeficiency post-haematopoietic bone marrow transplantation: A rare fatal complication
We describe a rare case of fatal mumps encephalomyelitis occurring in 19-year old male following matched unrelated donor peripheral blood haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). The indication for HSCT was for an undefined form of severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID). Molecular typing of the mumps viral RNA isolated from neural tissue indicated that the infection was acquired at the time of a mumps outbreak in England and Wales that occurred between 2004 and 2006. This case highlights the importance of considering mumps in the differential diagnosis of central nervous system infection in highly immunosuppressed...
Source: Journal of Clinical Virology - March 1, 2013 Category: Virology Authors: Toby A. Eyre, Emanuela Pelosi, Stephen McQuaid, Deborah Richardson, Joan Newman, Kate Hill, Paul Veys, Graham Davies, Kim H. Orchard Tags: Short communications Source Type: research
The burden and impact of measles among the Gypsy-Traveller communities, Thames Valley, 2006-09
Conclusion These findings showed a more than 100-fold higher incidence in the Gypsy–Traveller communities than the rest of the population. The high burden of disease in the Gypsy–Traveller communities highlights the importance of targeting immunization resources towards these communities. (Source: Journal of Public Health)
Source: Journal of Public Health - February 23, 2013 Category: Health Management Authors: Maduma-Butshe, A., McCarthy, N. Tags: Health Protection Source Type: research
Video: HIV Vaccines: Infection Protection
BOSTON, Mass. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- They protect us and our families from the flu, mumps, measles, and many other diseases, but figuring out a vaccine to protect against HIV is still a mystery. Every year, 50 thousand Americans are infected and close to 20 thousand die from the virus. Now, there’s hope on the horizon. (Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com)
Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com - February 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Measles cases hit 18-year high in England and Wales
Health officials say there were 2,016 cases of potentially fatal disease last yearThe number of cases of measles has reached its highest level for 18 years, health experts say.There were 2,016 confirmed cases of the highly infectious disease in England and Wales in 2012 – the highest annual total since 1994, according to the Health Protection Agency (HPA).A spokeswoman said the majority of cases occurred in Merseyside, Surrey and Sussex, where "prolonged" outbreaks were noted last year. Several smaller outbreaks occurred in travelling communities.Symptoms include fever, cold-like symptoms, red eyes, sensitivity to light,...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 8, 2013 Category: Science Tags: Infectious diseases News Health guardian.co.uk Vaccines and immunisation Society UK news Science Source Type: news
Acute Viral Infections of the Central Nervous System in Immunocompetent Adults: Diagnosis and Management.
Abstract Patients with viral infections of the central nervous system (CNS) may present with a variety of neurological symptoms, most commonly dominated by either encephalitis or meningitis. The aetiological panorama varies in different parts of the world as well as over time. Thus, virological first-line diagnostics must be adapted to the current epidemiological situation and to the individual patient history, including recent travels. This review focuses on the diagnostics and treatment of viral CNS infections in the immunocompetent host from a Northern European perspective. Effective vaccines are available for v...
Source: Herpes - February 2, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Studahl M, Lindquist L, Eriksson BM, Günther G, Bengner M, Franzen-Röhl E, Fohlman J, Bergström T, Aurelius E Tags: Drugs Source Type: research
Immunisation coverage in children with cerebral palsy compared with the general population
ConclusionThis study demonstrates that children with CP are at high risk of incomplete and delayed immunisation, a significant problem given the increased health‐care needs of this patient group and their increased vulnerability to the complications of vaccine‐preventable diseases. (Source: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health)
Source: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health - January 29, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Victoria J Greenwood, Nigel W Crawford, Janet E Walstab, Dinah S Reddihough Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
[Vaccination coverage in 6-year-old preschool children, France, 2005-2006.]
CONCLUSION: In 2005-2006, vaccination coverage for BCG, DTPolio, pertussis, and Hib was stable and satisfactory in 6-year-old children. MMR (first dose) and hepatitis B coverage were insufficient. MMR coverage (second dose) had increased since 2002 but still needs to be improved. PMID: 23375080 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives de Pediatrie)
Source: Archives de Pediatrie - January 29, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Fonteneau L, Urcun JM, Guthmann JP, Collet M, Neulat N, Bristol-Gauzy P, Guignon N, Lévy-Bruhl D, Herbet JB Tags: Arch Pediatr Source Type: research
Only 1500 of an estimated 100 000 unvaccinated young adults in Denmark opted to receive free measles mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - January 17, 2013 Category: Health Management Tags: Short communication Source Type: research
Policy Recommendation Approved For Immunizations For All Health Care Providers
The American College of Physicians (ACP) has approved a policy recommendation that all health care providers (HCPs) be immunized against influenza; diphtheria; hepatitis B; measles, mumps, and rubella; pertussis (whooping cough); and varicella (chickenpox) according to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Adult Immunization Schedule. ACP's policy exempts HCPs for medical reasons or a religious objection to immunization... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Immune System / Vaccines Source Type: news
A Path‐Specific SEIR Model for use with General Latent and Infectious Time Distributions
Summary. Most current Bayesian SEIR (Susceptible, Exposed, Infectious, Removed (or Recovered)) models either use exponentially distributed latent and infectious periods, allow for a single distribution on the latent and infectious period, or make strong assumptions regarding the quantity of information available regarding time distributions, particularly the time spent in the exposed compartment. Many infectious diseases require a more realistic assumption on the latent and infectious periods. In this article, we provide an alternative model allowing general distributions to be utilized for both the exposed and infectio...
Source: Biometrics - January 16, 2013 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Aaron T. Porter, Jacob J. Oleson Source Type: research
American College of Physicians calls for immunizations for all health care providers
(American College of Physicians) The American College of Physicians (ACP) has approved a policy recommendation that all health care providers (HCPs) be immunized against influenza; diphtheria; hepatitis B; measles, mumps, and rubella; pertussis (whooping cough); and varicella (chickenpox) according to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Adult Immunization Schedule. ACP's policy exempts HCPs for medical reasons or a religious objection to immunization. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 14, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Mumps Outbreak on a University CampusMumps Outbreak on a University Campus
How did a 2011 outbreak of mumps start on a California campus, and how did the disease present in those patients affected? This new report takes a close look. Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news
Jabs 'more upsetting' for babies of first-time mums
Conclusion This is a small study and although it was carefully carried out, its findings should be viewed with caution. As the authors point out, its size means it may not have had the power to detect all differences in infant pain expression. They argue that a larger study incorporating a more balanced sample of mothers and including other racial and ethnic groups is needed. In addition, other factors could have affected how the babies reacted, including their particular mood at the time. Still, it seems likely that first-time mothers may find their child's first immunisation more difficult and their feelings may be sense...
Source: NHS News Feed - January 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news
Mumps virus vaccine live/varicella zoster virus vaccine: Paralytic poliomyelitis following exposure to a vaccinated child: case report
Source: Reactions - January 8, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Short communication Source Type: research
Functional and evolutionary insight from the crystal structure of rubella virus protein E1
Nature advance online publication 06 January 2013. doi:10.1038/nature11741 Authors: Rebecca M. DuBois, Marie-Christine Vaney, M. Alejandra Tortorici, Rana Al Kurdi, Giovanna Barba-Spaeth, Thomas Krey & Félix A. Rey Little is known about the three-dimensional organization of rubella virus, which causes a relatively mild measles-like disease in children but leads to serious congenital health problems when contracted in utero. Although rubella virus belongs to the same family as the mosquito-borne alphaviruses, in many respects it is more similar to other aerosol-transmitted human viruses such as the agents of measl...
Source: Nature AOP - January 6, 2013 Category: Research Authors: Rebecca M. DuBoisMarie-Christine VaneyM. Alejandra TortoriciRana Al KurdiGiovanna Barba-SpaethThomas KreyFélix A. Rey Tags: Letter Source Type: research
Functional and evolutionary insight from the crystal structure of rubella virus protein E1
p; Félix A. Rey Little is known about the three-dimensional organization of rubella virus, which causes a relatively mild measles-like disease in children but leads to serious congenital health problems when contracted in utero. Although rubella virus belongs to the same family as the mosquito-borne alphaviruses, in many respects it is more similar to other aerosol-transmitted human viruses such as the agents of measles and mumps. Although the use of the triple MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) live vaccine has limited its incidence in western countries, congenital rubella syndrome remains an important health prob...
Source: Nature - January 6, 2013 Category: Research Authors: Rebecca M. DuBoisMarie-Christine VaneyM. Alejandra TortoriciRana Al KurdiGiovanna Barba-SpaethThomas KreyFélix A. Rey Tags: Letter Source Type: research
Study: 97 percent of children affected by 2009 mumps outbreak were vaccinated for condition
More evidence has emerged showing the complete failure of modern vaccines to provide any real protection against disease. A recent study published in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) reveals that an astounding 97 percent of children affected by a mumps outbreak... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news
Detection of Serum Antibodies against Measles, Mumps and Rubella after Primary Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) Vaccination in Children.
CONCLUSION: IgG and IgM antibody levels were below the assay cut-off levels against measles and rubella in approximately one-fourth of the children following primary MMR vaccination. A second dose was necessary to raise the level of protection against measles and rubella. PMID: 23273235 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Archives of Iranian Medicine)
Source: Archives of Iranian Medicine - January 1, 2013 Category: Middle East Health Authors: Rafiei Tabatabaei S, Esteghamati AR, Shiva F, Fallah F, Radmanesh R, Abdinia B, Shamshiri AR, Khairkhah M, Shekari Ebrahimabad H, Karimi A Tags: Arch Iran Med Source Type: research
The man with the bionic ear: Pioneering implant placed under the skin could restore the hearing of thousands
Alastair White, from Manchester, lost the hearing in his left ear after suffering mumps. He is the first person in Britain to receive the hi-tech implant placed under the skin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 31, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
EMA issues Questions and Answers on review of monovalent and multivalent measles, mumps, rubella and/or varicella vaccines
Source: European Medicines Agency Area: News On 13 December 2012, the European Medicines Agency completed a review of the use of monovalent and multivalent measles, mumps, rubella and/or varicella vaccines (MMRV) during pregnancy and in patients with immune deficiencies. The Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) concluded that these vaccines should continue to be avoided during pregnancy, but that inadvertent vaccination of pregnant women with measles-, mumps- and/or rubella-containing vaccines should not be a reason for termination of pregnancy. In addition MMRV should continue to be avoided in ...
Source: NeLM - News - December 14, 2012 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news
Viral infections of the central nervous system in Spain: A prospective study
Abstract The aim of the study was to determine the incidence of viruses causing aseptic meningitis, meningoencephalitis, and encephalitis in Spain. This was a prospective study, in collaboration with 17 Spanish hospitals, including 581 cases (CSF from all and sera from 280): meningitis (340), meningoencephalitis (91), encephalitis (76), febrile syndrome (7), other neurological disorders (32), and 35 cases without clinical information. CSF were assayed by PCR for enterovirus (EV), herpesvirus (herpes simplex [HSV], varicella‐zoster [VZV], cytomegalovirus [CMV], Epstein–Barr [EBV], and human herpes virus‐6 [HHV‐6]), ...
Source: Journal of Medical Virology - December 12, 2012 Category: Virology Authors: F. de Ory, A. Avellón, J.E. Echevarría, M.P. Sánchez‐Seco, G. Trallero, M. Cabrerizo, I. Casas, F. Pozo, G. Fedele, D. Vicente, M.J. Pena, A. Moreno, J. Niubo, N. Rabella, G. Rubio, M. Pérez‐Ruiz, M. Rodríguez‐Iglesias, C. Gimeno, J.M. Eiros, S Tags: Research Article Source Type: research
Privacy issues hindered mumps management
ATLANTA, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The management of a mumps outbreak on a California campus was hindered because of delayed access to students' medical records, federal health officials say. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 7, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Mumps Outbreak on a University Campus — California, 2011
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - December 7, 2012 Category: American Health Source Type: news
California Mumps Outbreak
The CDC has issued its report on the mumps outbreak at Berkeley last year. While we initially heard of two confirmed cases and a third suspected case of mumps, the CDC ...Read Full Post (Source: About.com Pediatrics)
Source: About.com Pediatrics - December 7, 2012 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news
Mumps outbreak on a university campus - california, 2011.
Abstract Mumps is a vaccine-preventable viral disease characterized by swelling of the salivary glands; serious complications (e.g., meningitis, encephalitis, orchitis, or oophoritis) can occur. On September 29, 2011, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) confirmed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) three cases of mumps among students recently evaluated at their university's student health services with symptoms suggestive of mumps. An investigation by CDPH, student health services, and the local health department identified 29 mumps cases. The presumed source patient was an unvaccinated student with a ...
Source: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkl... - December 7, 2012 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Tags: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep Source Type: research
Impact of a Third Dose of Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine on a Mumps Outbreak
Mumps outbreaks continue to occur among unvaccinated and highly vaccinated populations. In highly vaccinated populations, options for outbreak control are limited. No previous study has documented the impact of a third measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine dose on a mumps outbreak. Our study assessed the use of a third MMR vaccine dose for mumps outbreak control in a setting with preexisting high 2-dose vaccine coverage. The findings suggest a potential role of MMR vaccine for outbreak control in such limited settings. (Read the full article) (Source: PEDIATRICS)
Source: PEDIATRICS - November 30, 2012 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Digest Summary Source Type: research
Impact of a Third Dose of Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine on a Mumps Outbreak
CONCLUSIONS: This is the first study to assess the impact of a third MMR vaccine dose for mumps outbreak control. The decline in incidence shortly after the intervention suggests that a third dose of MMR vaccine may help control mumps outbreaks among populations with preexisting high 2-dose vaccine coverage. (Source: PEDIATRICS)
Source: PEDIATRICS - November 30, 2012 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ogbuanu, I. U., Kutty, P. K., Hudson, J. M., Blog, D., Abedi, G. R., Goodell, S., Lawler, J., McLean, H. Q., Pollock, L., Rausch-Phung, E., Schulte, C., Valure, B., Armstrong, G. L., Gallagher, K. Tags: Infectious Disease & Immunity Article Source Type: research