Pediatrics

Third MMR vaccine dose can curtail mumps outbreak

(HealthDay)—Administering a third dose of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine reduced the village-wide attack rate by about 75 percent in a community experiencing a large mumps outbreak despite a high rate of previous ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Man dies as UK measles epidemic spreads

U.K. authorities say a 25-year-old man is suspected to have died from measles as an epidemic continues to sweep across south Wales.

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 ...

Immunology

Study finds why some don't respond to rubella vaccine

Using advanced genetic sequencing technology and analysis, Mayo Clinic vaccine researchers have identified 27 genes that respond in very different ways to the standard rubella vaccine, making the vaccine less effective for ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Measles outbreak hits vulnerable Britain

A measles outbreak has hit over 800 people in Britain, a country in which up to two million schoolchildren are believed to be unprotected due to a scare which linked the vaccine with autism, figures revealed Thursday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Viruses common complication in malaria patients

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have shown that viral brain infections may be a more important killer in African children than was previously thought.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'Kids' diseases' now hitting adults

(HealthDay)—Chickenpox befell Angelina Jolie this week, preventing the actress-turned-director from attending the premiere of her new film.

Health

Immunizations are for college kids, too

(Medical Xpress) -- Most parents take their young children regularly for immunization shots that protect against polio, diphtheria, measles, mumps and other diseases. But many do not consider that their college-age children ...

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