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

Risk of febrile seizures after first dose of measles-mumps-rubella-varicella vaccine: a population-based cohort study.
 

Author(s): Shannon E MacDonald, Douglas C Dover, Kimberley A Simmonds, Lawrence W Svenson

Journal: CMAJ. 2014 Aug;186(11):824-9.

 

The combination measles-mumps-rubella-varicella (MMRV) vaccine currently used in Canada (Priorix-Tetra) may increase the risk of febrile seizures relative to the separate vaccines (MMR and varicella) previously administered. We determined the risk of febrile seizure after the first ...

Last Updated: 6 Aug 2014

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Smoking and older age associated with mumps in an outbreak in a group of highly-vaccinated individuals attending a youth club party, the Netherlands, 2012.
 

Author(s): G Ladbury, S Ostendorf, T Waegemaekers, R van Binnendijk, H Boot, S Hahne

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We describe a mumps outbreak in a highly-vaccinated population attending a party at a youth club. In a retrospective cohort study with 60 of approximately 100 participants responding, vaccination status was verified for 58/59 respondents, of whom 54 were vaccinated twice and four ...

Last Updated: 5 May 2014

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The terms "Mumps" returned 18 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Guidance for isolation precautions for mumps in the United States: a review of the scientific basis for policy change.
 

Author(s): Preeta K Kutty, Moe H Kyaw, Gustavo H Dayan, Michael T Brady, Joseph A Bocchini, Susan E Reef, William J Bellini, Jane F Seward

Journal: Clin. Infect. Dis.. 2010 Jun;50(12):1619-28.

 

The 2006 mumps resurgence in the United States raised questions about the appropriate isolation period for people with mumps. To determine the scientific basis for isolation recommendations, we conducted a literature review and considered isolation of virus and virus load in saliva ...

Last Updated: 20 May 2010

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Mumps epidemiology in the mid-west of Ireland 2004-2008: increasing disease burden in the university/college setting.
 

Author(s): D Whyte, F O'Dea, C McDonnell, N H O'Connell, S Callinan, E Brosnan, J Powell, R Monahan, R FitzGerald, M Mannix, T Greally, A Dee, P O'Sullivan

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Mumps is a contagious vaccine-preventable viral disease that is experiencing a revival in students attending second and third level colleges. Large mumps outbreaks have been reported in several countries despite the presence of childhood immunisation programmes over many years, including ...

Last Updated: 24 Apr 2009

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Last Updated: 24 Jan 2013

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Last Updated: 25 Sep 2014

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