Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Third dose of MMR vaccine could help curb mumps outbreaks

(HealthDay)—A third dose of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine lowers the risk of mumps during an outbreak, according to a study published online Sept. 6 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Mumps spreads on college campuses

Caroline Brown, a sophomore at the University of Missouri, got a fever over Thanksgiving break. Soon it became painful to bite down, and her cheek began to swell. A trip to her physician confirmed it: she had the mumps.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Third dose of MMR vaccine can help control mumps outbreaks

(HealthDay)—A third dose of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine is recommended in cases of mumps outbreak in which transmission is sustained despite high two-dose MMR coverage, according to research published in the July ...

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Mumps outbreak at Ohio State grows to 23 cases

Health officials say 23 cases of mumps are confirmed in an outbreak at Ohio State University. Eighteen students and a staff member are among those infected.

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Anxious British parents queue for vaccines as measles rages

Fears about the purported side effects once sent British parents running from vaccinations against measles. But now an outbreak of the potentially deadly disease in one city has brought them back in droves.

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