Skip to comments.303 Diagnosed With Mumps In NYC Suburbs
Posted on 02/07/2010 8:29:02 PM PST by neverdem
United States' Largest Outbreak In Years Ransacks Hasidic Jewish Communities In Rockland County
NEW YORK (CBS) ― More than 300 people have been diagnosed with the mumps in suburban New York as the nation's largest outbreak of the disease in years continues to spread.
A health official says a total of 303 people in the Rockland County towns of Monsey and New Square have been diagnosed with the highly infectious disease. Almost all the cases are among Orthodox or Hasidic Jews.
Investigators say the outbreak started in August 2009 at a Jewish summer camp in Sullivan County with an 11-year-old boy who brought the disease from England.
It has since spread to Jewish communities in Brooklyn, New Jersey and Orange county.
Mumps spreads through saliva, coughing and sneezing. Common symptoms are flu-like and include swelling of the salivary glands.
Because they fear autism (wrongly) maybe?
Hopefully not a mutated strain.
Doesn’t getting mumps in older life increase chances of sterility...like big time?
“Do these folks eschew vaccines on religious grounds?”
Yes, I know some people who had one daughter and then the dad got mumps and became sterile.
I also know a 30 yr old who just had chicken pox and it almost killed him. He was sick for over 2 months.
Most of the childhood diseases are harder on adults than on children.
Want to run the ping list on this one?
It bothers me when I read about parents having chickenpox parties for their kids or people who were against the H1N1 vaccine or Gov Perry’s call for the HPV vaccine.
Dangerous and criminal stupidity.
“Because they fear autism (wrongly) maybe?”
Many have thanks to the Wakefield hoax.
It really bothers me because many in the anti-vaccine movement are conservatives and when the govt tries to force vaccination, it just reinforces their view that it is worth opposing.
You do realize, don't you, that there is a big difference between opposing vaccines and opposing FORCED vaccines?
While I think that some vaccines are necessary and do save lives, I absolutely oppose the government MANDATING them, all for my own good , of course.
And for opposing the mandatory part, I've been labeled as *anti-vaccine*. Many aren't anti-vaccine as much as anti-mandatory.
Some people are clueless.......
“It bothers me when I read about parents having chickenpox parties for their kids or people who were against the H1N1 vaccine or Gov Perrys call for the HPV vaccine.
It really bothers me because many in the anti-vaccine movement are conservatives and when the govt tries to force vaccination, it just reinforces their view that it is worth opposing.”
These are personal decisions, simple as that.
I have a friend here who was one of those militant anti-swine flu vaccine guys. He wouldn’t let his girlfriend get one. Turns out she was high risk with diabetes, she got swine flu and she’s been hospitalized for two months so far. He feels so guilty now. She almost died, but thank God it looks like she’s going to pull through.
Interesting. From a google search....
“Many of those affected were vaccinated against the mumps.”
And this link....
That’s what I’ve heard....
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My sister and I had mumps and chicken pox and measles as children. There were no vaccines available back then.
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