The Resurgence of Mumps Among Vaccinated Populations

The Resurgence of Mumps Among Vaccinated Populations

Mumps is on the rise and it may be because the immune response to the vaccine has weakened over time or the virus has evolved. The rise in the mumps virus has largely been in the young adult population, ages 18-29. Most of these people have received the recommended two shots during early childhood. The […]

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 […]

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