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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The terms "Mumps" returned 575 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Detection of influenza A(H3N2) virus in children with suspected mumps during winter 2014/15 in England.
 

Author(s): C I Thompson, J Ellis, M Galiano, M Ramsay, K E Brown, M Zambon

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Influenza A(H3N2) virus was detected in oral fluid from 16/107 children (aged 2 to 12 years) with a clinical diagnosis of mumps, who were sampled between December 2014 and February 2015 in England, during the peak of the 2014/15 influenza season. Sequence analysis of an A(H3N2) virus ...

Last Updated: 20 Aug 2015

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Mumps in Poland in 2013.
 

Author(s): Monika Roberta Korczyńska, Justyna Rogalska

Journal: Przegl Epidemiol. 2015 ;69(2):209-12, 339-40.

 

Vaccination against mumps from 2003 is mandatory in Poland and given as two dose scheme with MMR vaccine (mumps, measles, and rubella). Earlier this vaccination was only recommended. Despite observed decline in mumps incidence for over a decade which is a result of conducted vaccinations, ...

Last Updated: 3 Aug 2015

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Determinants of students' willingness to accept a measles-mumps-rubella booster vaccination during a mumps outbreak: a cross-sectional study.
 

Author(s): Hanna W Donkers, Jeannine L A Hautvast, Reinier P Akkermans, Corien M Swaan, Wilhelmina L M Ruijs, Marlies E J L Hulscher

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Despite high vaccination coverage, a mumps outbreak that affected mainly vaccinated university students and their contacts took place in the Netherlands in the period 2009-2012. We presented university students with a hypothetical case in which we offered them a measles, mumps, and ...

Last Updated: 20 Jun 2015

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The terms "Mumps" returned 19 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Measles, mumps, and rubella.
 

Author(s): Sarah J White, Kristi L Boldt, Sara J Holditch, Gregory A Poland, Robert M Jacobson

Journal: Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Jun;55(2):550-9.

 

Measles, mumps, and rubella are viral diseases that may adversely affect nonimmune pregnant women and their fetuses/neonates. Prevention of these diseases and their complications can be achieved through measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccination before pregnancy. The vaccine is contraindicated ...

Last Updated: 18 Apr 2012

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Mumps orchitis in the post-vaccine era (1967-2009): a single-center series of 67 patients and review of clinical outcome and trends.
 

Author(s): Hugo-Guillermo Ternavasio-de la Vega, Mauro Boronat, Antonio Ojeda, Yaiza García-Delgado, Alfonso Angel-Moreno, Cristina Carranza-Rodríguez, Raquel Bellini, Adela Francès, Francisco Javier Nóvoa, José-Luis Pérez-Arellano

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2010 Mar;89(2):96-116.

 

Since the introduction of the mumps vaccine, the age of appearance of mumps infection has shifted from children to adolescents and young adults, groups with a higher incidence of disease complications and sequelae. During the years 2000-2001, the Gran Canaria Island was part of an ...

Last Updated: 2 Jun 2010

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Last Updated: 15 Dec 2015

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