Mumps

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Mumps

Mumps are a contagious disease caused by a virus. Mumps are spread when an infected person sneezes, coughs, or talks. It can also be spread through contact such as from touching a tissue or utensil that an infected person has touched or used. Symptoms typically appear 2-3 weeks after a person has been exposed to the virus, and include swelling of the cheeks and jaw from inflammation of the saliva glands, as well as fever, headache, stiff neck, and loss of appetite. Mumps can sometimes cause serious problems in the heart, pancreas, and joints, and can also lead to meningitis and encephalitis (inflammation of the brain). A vaccine for mumps is available.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Mumps" returned 616 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Easy and Rapid Detection of Mumps Virus by Live Fluorescent Visualization of Virus-Infected Cells.
 

Author(s): Tadanobu Takahashi, Takashi Agarikuchi, Yuuki Kurebayashi, Nona Shibahara, Chihiro Suzuki, Akiko Kishikawa, Keijo Fukushima, Maiko Takano, Fumie Suzuki, Hirohisa Wada, Tadamune Otsubo, Kiyoshi Ikeda, Akira Minami, Takashi Suzuki

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Mumps viruses show diverse cytopathic effects (CPEs) of infected cells and viral plaque formation (no CPE or no plaque formation in some cases) depending on the viral strain, highlighting the difficulty in mumps laboratory studies. In our previous study, a new sialidase substrate, ...

Last Updated: 3 Dec 2015

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Mumps Virus Nucleoprotein Enhances Phosphorylation of the Phosphoprotein by Polo-Like Kinase 1.
 

Author(s): Adrian Pickar, James Zengel, Pei Xu, Zhuo Li, Biao He

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The viral RNA-dependent RNA polymerases (vRdRps) of nonsegmented, negative-sense viruses (NNSVs) consist of the enzymatic large protein (L) and the phosphoprotein (P). P is heavily phosphorylated, and its phosphorylation plays a critical role in viral RNA synthesis. Since NNSVs do ...

Last Updated: 16 Jan 2016

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Missed Opportunities for Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) Immunization in Mesoamerica: Potential Impact on Coverage and Days at Risk.
 

Author(s): Ali H Mokdad, Marielle C Gagnier, K Ellicott Colson, Emily Dansereau, Paola Zúñiga-Brenes, Diego Ríos-Zertuche, Annie Haakenstad, Casey K Johanns, Erin B Palmisano, Bernardo Hernandez, Emma Iriarte

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Recent outbreaks of measles in the Americas have received news and popular attention, noting the importance of vaccination to population health. To estimate the potential increase in immunization coverage and reduction in days at risk if every opportunity to vaccinate a child was ...

Last Updated: 28 Oct 2015

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The terms "Mumps" returned 21 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Combination Measles-Mumps-Rubella-Varicella Vaccine in Healthy Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Immunogenicity and Safety.
 

Author(s): Shu-Juan Ma, Xing Li, Yi-Quan Xiong, A-Ling Yao, Qing Chen

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Nov;94(44):e1721.

 

A combined measles-mumps-rubella-varicella (MMRV) vaccine is expected to facilitate universal immunization against these 4 diseases. This study was undertaken to synthesize current research findings of the immunogenicity and safety of MMRV in healthy children.We searched PubMed, Embase, ...

Last Updated: 11 Nov 2015

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Remembering mumps.
 

Author(s): Donald R Latner, Carole J Hickman

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Last Updated: 8 May 2015

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Molecular biology, pathogenesis and pathology of mumps virus.
 

Author(s): Steven Rubin, Michael Eckhaus, Linda J Rennick, Connor G G Bamford, W Paul Duprex

Journal: J. Pathol.. 2015 Jan;235(2):242-52.

 

Mumps is caused by the mumps virus (MuV), a member of the Paramyxoviridae family of enveloped, non-segmented, negative-sense RNA viruses. Mumps is characterized by painful inflammatory symptoms, such as parotitis and orchitis. The virus is highly neurotropic, with laboratory evidence ...

Last Updated: 16 Dec 2014

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Last Updated: 15 Dec 2015

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