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 601 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Addressing issues of vaccination literacy and psychological empowerment in the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccination decision-making: a qualitative study.
 

Author(s): Marta Fadda, Miriam K Depping, Peter J Schulz

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Whether or not to vaccinate one's child is one of the first health-related decisions parents have to make after their child's birth. For the past 20 years, the share of parents choosing not to immunize their children has increased in many countries, for various reasons. Among these, ...

Last Updated: 2 Sep 2015

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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 KorczyƄska, 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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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: 24 Jan 2013

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Last Updated: 15 Dec 2015

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