*  Two cases of mumps in Ferry County | The Statesman Examiner
This update is about the mumps outbreak currently happening in Washington State. As of Feb. 1, there are 349 cases in Washington State, including 123 cases in Spokane County.. The Northeast Tri-County Health District, which covers Ferry, Pend Oreille and Stevens counties, has been working to continue monitoring for mumps cases. As of Feb. 1, there are two cases of mumps identified in Ferry County. There are additional patients for whom laboratory testing is in process. Medical providers across the three-county district have been instructed to be on alert for additional possible mumps cases. All area school districts have been advised to pre-identify students and staff who may be susceptible to the mumps due to a lack of appropriate immunizations to be prepared if a mumps case is diagnosed within their district. Out of school. If a mumps case is identified in a district, the students who are ...
  http://statesmanexaminer.com/content/two-cases-mumps-ferry-county
*  Recommendation of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for Use of a Third Dose of Mumps Virus-Containing Vaccine in...
A substantial increase in the number of mumps outbreaks and outbreak-associated cases has occurred in the United States since late 2015 (1,2). To address this public health problem, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) reviewed the available evidence and determined that a third dose of measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine is safe and effective at preventing mumps. During its October 2017 meeting, ACIP recommended a third dose of a mumps virus-containing vaccine* for persons previously vaccinated with 2 doses who are identified by public health authorities as being part of a group or population at increased risk for acquiring mumps because of an outbreak. The purpose of the recommendation is to improve protection of persons in outbreak settings against mumps disease and mumps-related complications. This recommendation supplements the existing ACIP ...
  http://pubtransformer.com/Pubmed?pmid=29324728
*  MMPM - Clinical: Mumps Virus Antibody, IgM, Serum
MMPM : Mumps virus, together with parainfluenza types 1 through 4, respiratory syncytial virus, and measles virus are classified in the family Paramyxovirdae. Mumps is an acute infection that causes the painful enlargement of the salivary glands in approximately 70% to 90% of children (4-15 years of age) who develop clinical disease.(2) In 5% to 20% of postpubertal individuals, testicular pain (orchitis in males) and abdominal pain (oophoritis in females) can occur. Other complications include pancreatitis (<5% of cases) and central nervous system disease (meningitis/encephalitis) that occur rarely (about 1 in 6,000 cases of mumps). Widespread routine immunization of infants with attenuated mumps virus has changed the epidemiology of this virus infection. Since 1989, there has been a steady decline in reported mumps cases, with and average of 265 cases each year since 2001. However, a recent outbreak of ...
  https://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-catalog/Clinical+and+Interpretive/80977
*  What is the gold standard for laboratory confirmation of a mumps case - Doctors answer your questions
Doctor answers on Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and More: Dr. Carson on what is the gold standard for laboratory confirmation of a mumps case: Two sets of blood tests will have to be performed in order to confirm the development of mumps disease. As is usual with other viral illnesses, mumps antibody (igm and igg) levels are performed during the first week of the illness (acute stage) and again about 4-6 weeks later during the recovery period. The IgM confirms that the infection is due to current mumps; the IgG level confirms immunity. for topic: What Is The Gold Standard For Laboratory Confirmation Of A Mumps Case
  https://www.healthtap.com/topics/what-is-the-gold-standard-for-laboratory-confirmation-of-a-mumps-case
*  Indiana Immunization Coalition ยป Mumps
Mumps is a contagious disease that is caused by the mumps virus. Mumps typically starts with a few days of fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, and loss of appetite, and is followed by swelling of salivary glands. Anyone who is not immune from either previous mumps infection or from vaccination can get mumps.. Before the routine vaccination program was introduced in the United States, mumps was a common illness in infants, children and young adults. Because most people have now been vaccinated, mumps has become a rare disease in the United States. ...
  http://vaccinateindiana.org/diseaseinfo/mumps/
*  University of Iowa reports six mumps cases, following reports at other Midwest schools - Outbreak News Today
Rocklin reminds members of the campus community to make sure they're up-to-date on their vaccinations.. Earlier it has been reported that the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has reported dozens of mumps cases this summer prompting vaccination clinics for students and staff to receive booster MMR vaccines.. Vaccination clinics are ongoing at the McKinley Health Center all next week.. In addition, the University of Missouri has reported a cluster of mumps cases in recent weeks. The most recent numbers according to the Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services is nine confirmed cases and four probable cases of mumps have been identified in the Columbia area. The Student Health Center is working with local and state public health to identify other possible cases and to minimize or prevent additional cases.. Iowa Student Health & Wellness wants you to be alert to the signs and symptoms of mumps, so that if you ...
  http://outbreaknewstoday.com/university-of-iowa-reports-six-mumps-cases-following-reports-at-other-midwest-schools-98413/
*  Mumps Virus Vaccine, Live (Subcutaneous Route) Side Effects - Mayo Clinic
Mumps is an infection that can cause serious problems, such as encephalitis and meningitis, which affect the brain. In addition, adolescent boys and men are very susceptible to a condition called orchitis, which causes pain and swelling in the testicles and scrotum and, in rare cases, sterility. Also, mumps infection can cause spontaneous abortion in women during the first 3 months of pregnancy.. Immunization against mumps is recommended for all persons 12 months of age or older.. Immunization against mumps is not recommended for infants less than 12 months of age, because antibodies they received from their mothers before birth may interfere with the effectiveness of the vaccine. Children who were immunized against mumps before 12 months of age should be immunized again.. You can be considered to be immune to mumps only if you:. ...
  https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/mumps-virus-vaccine-live-subcutaneous-route/side-effects/drg-20064877?p=1
*  HON - News : Mumps Cases Hit 10-Year High in U.S.
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Mumps cases have hit a 10-year high in the United States, and the contagious disease is especially common on college campuses, an infectious disease expert says.. Before a mumps vaccine became widely available in the United States in 1967, nearly every child would get infected. Since then, cases have declined more than 99 percent, but outbreaks still occur, according to Dr. Cristie Columbus. An infectious disease specialist, she is vice dean of Texas A&M College of Medicine's Dallas campus.. Symptoms include enlarged salivary glands -- which cause puffy cheeks and a swollen jaw -- along with fever, fatigue and head and muscle aches. Up to 40 percent of people with mumps have mild symptoms or none at all and may not realize they are sick. But, they can still spread the disease to others.. Mumps symptoms typically begin 16 to 18 days after infection. They last a week to 10 days.. "Although most ...
  http://www.hon.ch/News/HSN/718026.html
*  Vaccinate Your Baby : Mumps
Mumps is a contagious disease that is caused by the mumps virus. About half of the people who get mumps have very mild or no symptoms, and don't know they are infected. For those who do show symptoms, mumps typically starts with a few days of fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, and loss of appetite, and is followed by swelling of salivary glands.. Mumps spreads from an infected person to a healthy person through coughing, sneezing and regular conversation. People with mumps usually recover after a week or two, but mumps can occasionally cause serious complications. The most common complication is inflammation of the testicles in boys who have reached puberty. Other rarer complications include swelling of the brain and/or tissue covering the brain and spinal cord; swelling of the ovaries and/or breasts in girls who have reached puberty; and deafness. ...
  http://www.vaccinateyourbaby.org/why/history/mumps.cfm
*  The 2017 Mumps Outbreak Probably Isn't Related To Vaccine Refusal | One Click Smile
The United States was on track to eliminate mumps in the early 2000s through vaccination coverage, Hotez explained. But there were multi-state mumps outbreaks in 2006 and in 2009-2010, both of which affected thousands of Americans, particularly teenagers and young adults. And in 2016, there were more than 5,700 mumps cases, according to the CDC.. ...
  http://oneclicksmile.com/the-2017-mumps-outbreak-probably-isnt-related-to-vaccine-refusal
*  3 Confirmed Cases of Mumps At University Park, THON Attendees Warned - RISE
According to University Health Services (UHS), three cases of mumps have been confirmed on the University Park Campus. Anyone showing symptoms of mumps is asked to not attend THON activities this weekend.. Symptoms of mumps include tender swollen glands below the ear or along the jawline on one or both sides of the face and neck. Headache, fever, chills, and cold-like symptoms are included as well.. Anyone who has been in close contact with a student confirmed or suspected of having mumps is also asked to refrain from attending THON.. Mumps is a highly infectious disease passed through saliva and respiratory secretions. People with mumps are considered infectious from three days before swelling begins through five days after the start of swelling. For most people, two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine provide adequate immunity to the infection.. For more information on ...
  http://rise.psuunderground.com/2017/02/15/3-confirmed-cases-of-mumps-at-university-park-thon-attendees-warned/
*  Mumps - Health Library
Kassianos G. Vaccination for tomorrow: the need to improve immunisation rates. J Fam Health Care. 2010;20(1):13-6.. Mumps. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/mumps. Updated May 29, 2015. Accessed June 7, 2016.. Mumps. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. UpdatedSeptember 8, 2015. Accessed June 7, 2016.. Mumps. Kids Health-Nemours Foundation website. Available at: http://kidshealth.org/parent/general/sick/mumps.html. Updated February 2016. Accessed June 7, 2016.. Mumps. Immunization Action Committee website. Available at: http://www.vaccineinformation.org/mumps. Updated January 12, 2015. Accessed June 7, 2016.. Wilson KF, Meier JD, et al. Salivary gland disorders. 2014;89(11):882-888. ...
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*  Mumps cases on the rise | RPH
Mumps is an acute viral illness. Symptoms typically include swollen, sore salivary glands with a mild fever, pain in the jaw and a headache. For some people, it can cause severe symptoms and, rarely, complications that may lead to deafness or infertility in adult men.. The best prevention against mumps is immunisation. Immunisation is free and consists of two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine given at 15 months of age and 4 years of age.. Regional Public Health's advice is for everyone to check with their family doctor to find out if they have been given two doses of the MMR vaccine. This is particularly important for Pacific people who grew up in countries that only offer measles and rubella vaccine (MR) not MMR. People who grew up in Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu will not have been vaccinated against mumps.If in doubt, talk to your family doctor and get vaccinated.. ...
  http://www.rph.org.nz/news-and-events/news-and-media-releases/2017-09-04-mumps-cases-on-the-rise/
*  Mumps Archives - Dr. Vivien Brown - Talk With Your Doc
A rise in cases of Mumps in Canada has public health officials asking young adults to check if they need a vaccination booster. The standard vaccination is two doses starting with the first dose at 12 through 15 months of age, and the second dose at 4 through 6 years of age. Teens and adults also should also be up to date on their MMR vaccination. *(measles, mumps & rubella). Mumps is a viral infection that is contagious and spread through saliva and respiratory droplets, causing swelling of the salivary glands. ** Prior to having a vaccination against mumps available in the mid-sixties in Canada, mumps among school-age children was common in fact a rite of passage. In early 1970's the vaccine was combined to offer protection against measles, mumps. and rubella. (MMR).. But providing a second round of the vaccine wasn't practiced until the 1990's, which has led to a small gap in immunity for those born ...
  https://drvivienbrown.com/category/mumps/
*  Mumps - Mayo Clinic
While you wait for your appointment, you may be able to ease symptoms with cold compresses and over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) and acetaminophen (Tylenol, others). However, don't give aspirin to a child who has a viral illness because aspirin has been associated with the development of Reye's syndrome, which can be serious.. Rest as much as possible, and avoid contact with others until you've seen the doctor. Mumps is highly contagious within about the first week after symptoms first appear.. If your doctor suspects that you or your child has mumps, a virus culture or a blood test may be needed. Your immune system normally makes antibodies to help you fight an infection. So if you have mumps, the blood test can detect the antibodies in your system that are fighting the mumps virus.. Because mumps is caused by a virus, antibiotics aren't effective. Fortunately, most children and ...
  http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mumps/basics/definition/con-20019914?DSECTION=all&p=1
*  Mumps | Go Ask Alice!
Dear Reader(s),. Mumps is a virus that primarily infects particular salivary glands (the parotid glands) located near the ears. The most well-known symptom of mumps is swelling near the parotid glands that can cause the cheeks to puff out. The name "mumps" was given to the infection because of these lumps and bumps on the cheeks. Other symptoms of mumps are often very rare or mild, but can include: pain near the parotid salivary glands, fever, headache, fatigue, weakness, and loss of appetite. Some of these symptoms are similarly experienced with other diseases. If you develop symptoms, a wise first step is to get an official diagnosis (more on this later). The good news is that cases of mumps have been significantly reduced in the United States because of childhood vaccines. The combined MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine is typically given in two separate doses before children enter school. For those ...
  http://www.goaskalice.columbia.edu/answered-questions/mumps-5
*  Disease Outbreak Control Division | Mumps
MMR vaccine doses should be separated by at least 4 weeks. A person should receive no more than 3 doses of mumps-containing vaccine.. Before vaccines were available, nearly everyone was infected with mumps during childhood. The majority of people born before 1957 are likely to have been infected with mumps and therefore are presumed to be protected. During the mumps outbreak, persons born before 1957 who are unsure if they had mumps disease previously should talk to their healthcare provider about vaccination.. In general, although it is not ideal, receiving extra doses of vaccine poses no medical problem.. Healthcare providers should report any suspected cases of mumps to DOH immediately by calling the disease reporting line at (808) 586-4586.. ...
  https://health.hawaii.gov/docd/advisories/mumps/
*  Prevent mumps: ensure your vaccines are up to date | Bennetto Elementary School
Due to increased mumps activity in Hamilton and Ontario, City of Hamilton Public Health reminds parents of children attending school to ensure their child's vaccine records are up to date. Currently, there are less than 5 cases of mumps in Hamilton, but more cases could be expected with the outbreak in Toronto and neighbouring communities.. Mumps is an infection caused by a virus. Most often it causes fever and tenderness and swelling the saliva (spit) glands located near the jaw line below the ears. Mumps is spread when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. Mumps can also be spread through contact with the saliva of an infected person through kissing, sharing drinking and eating utensils such as cups, straws, forks or spoons. Call your doctor or a walk-in clinic if you think you or your child has mumps.. ...
  http://www.hwdsb.on.ca/bennetto/2017/03/31/prevent-mumps-ensure-your-vaccines-are-up-to-date/
*  Prevent mumps: ensure your vaccines are up to date | Dr. John Seaton Elementary School
Due to increased mumps activity in Hamilton and Ontario, City of Hamilton Public Health reminds parents of children attending school to ensure their child's vaccine records are up to date. Currently, there are less than 5 cases of mumps in Hamilton, but more cases could be expected with the outbreak in Toronto and neighbouring communities.. Mumps is an infection caused by a virus. Most often it causes fever and tenderness and swelling the saliva (spit) glands located near the jaw line below the ears. Mumps is spread when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. Mumps can also be spread through contact with the saliva of an infected person through kissing, sharing drinking and eating utensils such as cups, straws, forks or spoons. Call your doctor or a walk-in clinic if you think you or your child has mumps.. ...
  http://www.hwdsb.on.ca/drjohnseaton/2017/03/31/prevent-mumps-ensure-your-vaccines-are-up-to-date/
*  Prevent mumps: ensure your vaccines are up to date | Tiffany Hills Elementary School
Due to increased mumps activity in Hamilton and Ontario, City of Hamilton Public Health reminds parents of children attending school to ensure their child's vaccine records are up to date. Currently, there are less than 5 cases of mumps in Hamilton, but more cases could be expected with the outbreak in Toronto and neighbouring communities.. Mumps is an infection caused by a virus. Most often it causes fever and tenderness and swelling the saliva (spit) glands located near the jaw line below the ears. Mumps is spread when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. Mumps can also be spread through contact with the saliva of an infected person through kissing, sharing drinking and eating utensils such as cups, straws, forks or spoons. Call your doctor or a walk-in clinic if you think you or your child has mumps.. ...
  http://www.hwdsb.on.ca/tiffanyhills/2017/03/31/prevent-mumps-ensure-your-vaccines-are-up-to-date/
*  Prevent mumps: ensure your vaccines are up to date | Waterdown Secondary School
Due to increased mumps activity in Hamilton and Ontario, City of Hamilton Public Health reminds parents of children attending school to ensure their child's vaccine records are up to date. Currently, there are less than 5 cases of mumps in Hamilton, but more cases could be expected with the outbreak in Toronto and neighbouring communities.. Mumps is an infection caused by a virus. Most often it causes fever and tenderness and swelling the saliva (spit) glands located near the jaw line below the ears. Mumps is spread when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. Mumps can also be spread through contact with the saliva of an infected person through kissing, sharing drinking and eating utensils such as cups, straws, forks or spoons. Call your doctor or a walk-in clinic if you think you or your child has mumps.. ...
  http://www.hwdsb.on.ca/waterdown/2017/03/31/prevent-mumps-ensure-your-vaccines-are-up-to-date/
*  Use of Pulse Proteolysis to Investigate the Stability Determinants of the Mumps Nucleocapsid-Binding Domain - The University of...
The mumps Nucleocapsid-Binding Domain (NBD) protein is a small protein that mediates attachment of the viral polymerase to the nucleocapsid. Mumps NBD lacks tertiary structure in isolation; however, it folds into a specific three-dimensional structure when interacting with the N protein. The lack of structure is thought to weaken this binding, facilitating forward motion of the polymerase. Since the closely related NBD from measles is extremely stable without binding, we hypothesize that the mumps NBD may have accumulated mutations that reduce its stability. The mumps NBD is an attractive protein to study the determinants of stability due to the latent capacity to be stabilized. One approach to investigating stability determinants is to create multiple variants, and screen for those which have decreased proteolytic susceptibility indicating increased stability. In this work, we investigated the applicability of pulse proteolysis to screen ...
  http://arizona.openrepository.com/arizona/handle/10150/297722
*  Return of the mumps? | Go Ask Alice!
Dear Reader,. Mumps is a viral infection that mostly occurs in children aged 5 to 14 years, and causes swelling of the salivary glands at the top of the jaw, near the ears. To quickly answer your question, people who have already had mumps are unlikely to get mumps again since having it once usually results in lifelong immunity. The small percentage of those who do become reinfected are likely to experience milder illness. Additionally, it's good to note that if a person had suspected that they had mumps but it was never diagnosed by a health care provider, they are not considered immune. In that case, getting the vaccine is still recommended. Because the risk is low for people who've previously had mumps to become infected again (or for those who have been previously vaccinated to become infected), it's worth considering what else might be going on to cause the concern.. For someone who's experiencing pain or swelling in ...
  http://goaskalice.columbia.edu/answered-questions/return-mumps-0
*  Mumps Outbreak Could Have Been Much Worse | Medpage Today
ATLANTA -- Good vaccine coverage against mumps may have saved tens of thousands of young adults during the mumps outbreak that hit the Midwest in 2006, researchers here said.
  https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/generalinfectiousdisease/9062
*  ACIP recommends third MMR vaccine during mumps outbreaks | American Pharmacists Association
An increase in mumps outbreaks since 2006 prompted CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) to unanimously recommend a third dose of MMR vaccines for individuals identified by pub
  http://www.pharmacist.com/article/acip-recommends-third-mmr-vaccine-during-mumps-outbreaks