Infectious Diseases Commonly Feared in the 19th Century Are Back

Infectious Diseases Commonly Feared in the 19th Century Are Back

Tuberculosis, mumps, measles, whooping cough, scurvy and scarlet fever were once feared diseases largely eradicated in the Western developed countries with vaccines, knowledge and modern medicine. The U.S. saw measles, mumps and whooping cough spread in unvaccinated and even vaccinated people this year. In the United Kingdom, the situation is even worse with infectious diseases […]

Mumps Has NHL in Dumps

Mumps Has NHL in Dumps

The odds of contracting mumps is not very high in the U.S., but this year it has been very high in the National Hockey League (NHL). Approximately 20 players (14 are confirmed, the other six suspected) and two on-ice NHL officials have gotten the traditionally childhood disease this year, and the hockey league’s unprecedented mumps […]

Mumps Prevention Measures (Including Staying Away From Anti-Vaxxers)

Mumps Prevention Measures (Including Staying Away From Anti-Vaxxers)

As the recent mumps outbreak in central Ohio grows to more than 200 confirmed cases, health officials are sounding the alarm. While mumps infections are nowhere near epidemic levels despite the recent scare, the potential for outbreaks is increasing, especially since anti-vaxxers are advocating that people stay away from the best preventive measure: Getting the […]